Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Cast-Offs" Sample Tote


                                                       Inexpensive 'Fishnet' yarn...

                                        ...from an outdoor market in Rotterdam...



                                        ...is anchored by small pieces of pre-felt...



                                            ...and retains its 'freedom of motion'.



                                              Cast-off clumps of fibery leftovers... 



                                        ...are added as wonky embellishments...



                                                       ...purely for fun.

                                     

                                Pieces of wool- and hairy- yarn, partially felted projects...

                                                   ...and tiny pre-felt off-cuts...



                                                     ...all enliven the design.



                                         Because I keep nearly every leftover snippet...

                        ...of fiber, pre-felt, fabric, yarn or finished felt that I use or make...

                               ...I usually have a large bag of odds-and-ends on hand!
                             
                                          This project was a very quick one...

                                       ...made as a sample and a tutorial.

                            Take a peek in your own 'bag 'o leftovers' sometime...

                                ...and see what might become of your scraps! :)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

It is quite amazing what can be done with leftovers!

Teri Berry said...

What a great use for left over scraps, my bag o scraps is nearly as large as my wool stash, definitely time I made a more concerted effort to use some of it! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-I love using up little bits of fiber and fabric. It makes me feel so thrifty! :)
Teri-I used a bunch of my fiber and finished felt scraps when I created and then stuffed my previous project (the pillow). Maybe a pillow is a good project for you, too?!?

Sandra Knapp said...

And very cute too! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie!