Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Green Nuno Felt Purse With Batik Lining- Part 1 of 3

Placing sheer fabric on the surface of my resist...

 
...and covering it with layers of a cotton-dot-studded wool batt.

 
Flipping the project to side two...

...and adding additional fabric.

 
Covering the entire resist with layers of wool.

 
Turning the project right-side out...

...midway through felting.

 
Side one...

 
...and side two.

 
As you can see...

...some of the fabric didn't 'felt-in' very well and is starting to bubble.

 
This project is one that I began this summer...

...with time left over at the end of my week at Felter's Fling.

Using green wool batts with multi-colored cotton dots from Wollknoll...

...and silk and rayon pieces left over from other projects...

...or purchased from Annemie Koenen's lovely and well-stocked shop in The Netherlands this summer...

...I laid out an inside-out purse.

Because time was of the essence...

...I didn't spend as much time rubbing as I should have...

...and several of the fabric bits didn't really 'felt in'.

Next time: the denuded purse...

...and how I rescued it! :)

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7 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

ahh Heather how frustrating.. such a shame they didn't all felt in well, they are gorgeous, interesting fabrics and I can imaging how wonderful they would of looked.

Have a lovely Christmas xxx

Sandra Knapp said...

Oh my goodness, what I see here is so very lovely, and now I fear what might happen because some bits of it didn't felt in properly. Your original idea was a great one though. Totally lovely in every way. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah- I only lost the purple ones, so it's all good. :)
Sandie- Thank-you! I did sort out a 'fix' that's kind of fun.

Kathleen said...

Can't wait to read about the rescue operation!!

Heather Woollove said...

Kathy--Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

Rachel said...

Clearly it's never as simple as it sounds!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Hahaha...I ended up using 'brute force' after all! :)