Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Portuguese Pencil-Roving Tote- Part 1 of 2

A large piece of flat felt made with pencil roving...

...and wool roving from Bordeleria sheep.

(Shown here, along with my nuno felted beret and a classmate's raw fleece project. )

 
Quirky wax-resist batik fabric...

...that I purchased at an outdoor market in Rotterdam.

 
Stitching the lining fabric to the felt sheet...

...to create an open-top envelope.



Making a box bottom...
 
...then turning the project right-side out.

 
Fashioning long leather straps.

 
This was a summer project that I somehow neglected to show you...

...so I guess now is finally the time! :)

With felt made from light brown Bordeleria roving...

...and hairy pencil roving (from Portuguese sheep)...

...plus wonderful batik fabric that I purchased in Rotterdam...

...I constructed this light, roomy tote.

I stacked the felt and lining, wrong sides together...

...and stitched them up into an envelope...

...then re-folded the project to stitch-in box corners.

I then fashioned long leather straps...

...from a large piece of black leather...

...and machine stitched them to the bag.

Next time: the finished tote.

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9 comments:

Ladyfishfelt said...

I like that one.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Linda! :)

Sandra Knapp said...

This is looking real good, already. I'm sure when finished, it will be wonderful. Hope it gets a lot of use too. :)

FeltersJourney said...

Beautiful bag Heather! I love that it has so many elements from your travels :)
xx

Rachel said...

Lovely - roomy, as you say, and creating a subtle pattern.

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Uwielbiam podpatrywać Twoje prace. Będzie piękna torba.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks so much, ladies! XO

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Świetna torba.

Heather Woollove said...

Z-T Thanks!