Wednesday, January 1, 2014

More Christmas Totes- Part 2 ('Naughty' Book Bag- Part 1)

Writing text in black marker on one side of the foam...

...then flipping the resist over...



...and tracing the letters with pencil roving. 


Adding a rough oval of silk fabric... 
 
...and covering side one with a layer of variegated wool roving.

 
Side two is equally colorful...

 
...but solid colored layers of fiber make up the rest of the layout.

(These will form the interior of the bag.)

 
The project is wetted out...

 
...and felting is begun!

 
I have a good friend who's an avid reader...

...(and a good sport!)...

...and I wanted to make her a book tote with a bit of a 'bite'! :)

Next time: the finished tote...

...in all of its bawdy glory! Giggle.

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Happy New Year to all of you dear readers...

...here's wishing you a 2014 full of art that is FELT!!!

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10 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

A very happy new year for you all dear Heati. Hope 2014 wil become a great felting year . Let's make art :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kim!

Sandra Knapp said...

Well, don't think I've ever heard that term used before. But now that I have, I'm sitting here wondering if I might be one of those. LOL I certainly do enjoying reading. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Oh, Sandie-You do make me laugh! :)

FeltersJourney said...

Love the colours and cheeky text :) Great idea writing on the resist and flipping to reverse it!
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Hahaha...'cheeky' is a much better descriptor than 'naughty'!
(Wish I'd thought of it!!)
XO

Simona said...

I love this tote!! Thanks for showing how to do it!!

Heather Woollove said...

Simona-Thanks! You are most welcome!

Rachel said...

You've got me worrying whether I might be one of those, too...!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-oh, me, too...definitely! :)