Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Disaster Struck" Yarn-Embellished Tote- Part 1 of 2

Pinning knitted pieces...

 
...to the surface of my resist...

 
...as an embellishment...

 
...including some that I made with pearl cotton thread...

 
...and others made with hand-spun wool, synthetic yarns or silk blends.

 
Covering side one with dyed domestic wool roving.

 
I even ran a knitted piece up the tote handle!

 
Side two...

...with more of my free-form knitted pieces.

 
I absolutely love sheep and wool festivals...

...for the staggering variety of wool roving that's available (among other things)!

I like to purchase roving that comes from domestic breeds and is hand-dyed by artisans...

...and mostly, this works out very well.

Sometimes, however (like this time)...

...I end up with roving which is not at all good for felting. :(

For this tote, I repeated the process that I used here...

...but with much less favorable results.

Next time: the finished tote...

...and the sad way that this roving felted.


8 comments:

Felting Sunshine said...

Oh no.........I hope you are able to save your beautiful free form pieces!

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly-Some of them 'peeled off', so I saved them! :)

Sandra Knapp said...

I'm so sorry this one didn't work out to your expectations. Especially after all that hand-knitted bits you were embellishing it with. I love how you use those to make things even more interesting and your very own. :)

Rachel said...

Some of those freeform pieces look like Christmas baubles!

Vilt à la Kim said...

always a pity of your time and efforts if woo doesn't felt :(. I hope you remember what breed it was, so next time you know for sure to not buy it ;-)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie.
Rachel-Really? Hmmm...must look again, :)
Kim-Of course I didn't save the card that came with the wool, but I did pass the rest of it on to a spinner friend of mine so I can't waste any more time! :)

WonderWhyGal said...

I'm intrigued...I hope that even if the felt isn't what you hoped for that something new can be made.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea-You'll see that the finished tote is fuzzy and sad. It's functional, but it looks like an old sweater with pills. :(