Monday, December 30, 2013

More Christmas Totes- Part 1 (Dallas 'Starfish')

Laying out a pencil roving design...

 
...and filling in the center of the star with blue wool roving.

 
Adding a layer of white wool roving...

...then flipping the project to the back.

 
Adding additional layers of white wool, wetting out the project...

...and neatly folding down the top edge of the tote...

...prior to rubbing and rolling.

 
Mid-way through felting...

...removing the resist and turning the project right-side out.

 
Centering the soft felt...

 
...and cutting curved slits (front and back)...

...for tote handles.

 
The finished bag (back)...

 
...and front.

 
I have a work friend who's just mad about the Dallas Cowboys...

...and I thought that a sports-themed tote would be a fun Christmas gift for him this year.

My drawing skills being as they are, however...

...I'm afraid that it looks a bit more like a tote for the 'Dallas Starfish', than the Cowboys!

Next time: a book tote with a slightly 'naughty' message. ,)

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3 comments:

Rachel said...

Delightful - and I'm sure the design is close enough for your friend!

Sandra Knapp said...

Very nice, and I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel and Sandie-Thanks! After the Cowboys' loss last night, I'm sure my felted representation is the least of their worries! ;)