Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My "Bird Beak" Purse From Fiona's Class- Part 1 of 2

Cutting out a large foam resist...

...plus a slightly smaller bubble wrap one.

(For a 'sectional' bag.)

 

                                         Laying out wool from a fluffy, red batt...


                                         ...and beginning to encase both resists.



                             A little embellishment is added to the interior pocket.



Wrapping the 'bird beak' flap with wool.


                                       Laying out layers of commercial pre-felt...



   ...to make an exterior pocket.


                                                 Wrapping the red wool to side two...



                                               ...and adding a grey pre-felt layer...



                                                       ...and a blue one...



                              ...and then some more grey and blue pre-felt designs...



                                               ...to the top of the bag as well!



                              The 'bird beak' flap gets some pre-felt additions, too:



                                                  A layer of blue over grey...



                                                  ...with holes cut into each...



                                                   ...applied to the red wool.



                     Taking a class from Fiona Duthie was a dream come true for me...

...and while I had her close-by, I decided to make my purse as complicated as I could!! :)

                         Next time: I add loops to the bag (for the handle attachment)...

                                               ...and finish the purse.

6 comments:

Felting Sunshine said...

I just finished my online class with her. I bet having her in the room was an awesome thing! She is a wonderful teacher. Cool bag so far....I cannot wait for the reveal!

Оксана Ко said...

something interesting turns!

Rachel said...

When you say you will make a complicated piece, you really mean it, don't you!

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly-Yes, Fiona is an amazing teacher...and so much fun to spend time with!!
O.K. -very interesting! :)
Rachel- Hahaha...yes!!

FeltersJourney said...

Loving this design Heather.. can't wait to see how it progresses :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--It took me awhile to get this one posted! :)