Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mawata Silk Hankie Wine Tote- Part 2 of 2

The front during fulling...

 
...and the tote back.



After drying and blocking. 
 
It's rather hard to see in these photos...

...but the silk hankies give a lovely shimmery effect!

 
The carrier in use.

 
When not full of wine, it's rather benign-looking, isn't it...

...its flat appearance belying its true function! :)



Hurry up, holidays!

We're all ready for you!!! :) 
 
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8 comments:

Sandra Knapp said...

Very nice. I think you've come up with a great gift idea for all of your wine-loving friends. LOL

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie! I think it would work for bottles of soda, too...so let's not leave out the tee-totalers! :)

Rachel said...

Useful for anything cylindrical that needs protection - vases for a flower arranger, for example!

Heather Woollove said...

Oooh...good idea, Rachel!

FeltersJourney said...

Brilliant! I love the silk hankies and the 2 section design is fab!
x

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Deborah! I'm making several of these for Christmas gifts this year!

Jamie Jedinak said...

Hello Brilliant idea! I am wondering about sizing for the resist. How do I measure for the sizing and also getting the resist out. I see that it is cut but then you pull it through the little space at the bottom and out the other side? It is hard for me to tell how you sized and also how you get the resist out! I am making one for a gift tonight! :) Thank you, Jamie

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Jamie! It's always a bit of trial and error with 'resist creation' in feltmaking. I make the foam resist dimensions 1/3rd to 1/2 again as big as the finished size that I desire (then divide it in half because there are two sides). For instance, this resist was approximately 17 X 21 inches in size.
As far as removing the resist goes...you should take a peek at my recent flat felt projects. The pockets in them are made in the same way.
ex: http://www.woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2014/05/flat-felt-and-leather-purse-part-6-of.html