Friday, April 5, 2013

'Painterly' Two-Layer Purse- Part 2 of 3

Removing the resist midway through felting...

...by cutting open the project at the 'lining end'.

 
Snipping the pockets open...

...to remove the thin plastic resists within.

 
The finished felt on one side...

 
...and on the other.

 
Turning the project inside-out...

...and sewing the 'lining end' mostly closed...

 
...leaving a small opening...

 
...for turning it right side out again...

 
...then hand-stitching the opening closed.

 
Because this project is both outer layer and lining in one...

...it's rather simple to 'assemble' the bag once the felting is complete.

By temporarily turning the bag inside out in order to stitch the lining closed...

...I avoid an ugly seam on the inside of the purse.

Next time: the finished bag...

...with leather accents.

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12 comments:

Terrie said...

Soooo beautiful color. Whenever I see your layering I love it, particularly this reddish/ yellowish. Very cheerful. Eager to see the finished look. I can't imagine how it looks. Your mum must love it.

Janine said...

You make it look so easy, but I know that this is a Real art. Great work! I'm doing a bit better, and midd next week, spring reaky starts hete ;))

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--I really love the bright colors in this piece, too. I think you'll like the finished bag! :)
Janine--You're so sweet, thanks! Glad you're on the mend!!

Mattie Versteegen said...

Realy great, how you make this look so simple. I love it.
Grt.Mattie

Fiona Duthie said...

Beautiful effects with the handdyed roving, Heather...what a great method for laying those out in a way that shows them off best!
Looking forward to the next post!
xo Fiona

Heather Woollove said...

Mattie--I like this project because it's pretty straightforward. I've been working on a more intricate purse this week, and I'm still not sure 'where' I am with it! Grin.
Fiona--Thanks! I'll pass on your compliment to my friend, Lorin! XO-

Jess Schleicher said...

I can't really even wrap my brain about how you are doing this, but it is lovely. Your color choices just blow me away.

FeltersJourney said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS colours! Really love that hand-dyed roving!
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Jess-Hahaha...maybe Part 3 will help you orient yourself!! Giggle.
Deborah--I know...Lorin's dyeing is absolutely spectacular!

WonderWhyGal said...

I love how this is looking and how the colors are coming together.

Can't wait to see you in a few weeks. Squeal!

Rachel said...

It looks lovely!

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea-i know, I'm so excited, too!
Rachel-Thank you!