Wednesday, April 9, 2014

'Silk and Scraps' Tote Bag- Part 1 of 2

Hand-dyed silk from my friend, Lorin.


                                  Laying out scraps of old projects and pieces of yarn...



                                             ...then covering them with layers of wool...

                                                         ...from a hand-carded batt.

                                     
                                                         
                                                      More yarn, pre-felt snippets...



                                             ...and pieces of bright silk make up side two.



                                 Wrapping the wool to the front to cover the embellishments.

                                                        (I'm working inside-out again.)



                                                More layers of batt are added to each side...



                                                               ...and felting is begun!




                                   Next time: the finished tote (with lots of close-ups!)

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Not to mention the familiar orange colour!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--You know me so well! :)

Sandra Knapp said...

I do hope all those lovely designs and bright colors come through, in tact. They looked great!

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha, Sandie-You'll just have to wait and see! ;) Giggle.

FeltersJourney said...

LOVE the funky yarn design on side 2, and the colours are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the finished item :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Deborah! I hope you will like the bright result!