Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Silk-Embellished Travel Purse- Part 3 of 4

Adding sections of printed silk...


                       ...(some of which I purchased years ago from Marjolein Dallinga...



                                        ...and have been 'hoarding' ever since)...



                               ...and some that were gifted to me by my friend, Kiki.



                                                      Mid-way through felting.



                    One of the felt loops wasn't as firmly attached to the bag as I desired...

                    ...so I made a few 'anchoring' stitches with strong nylon thread...

                                               ...and the problem was solved.



                                               Removing the pocket resists.



                                                    The bag begins to shrink...



                                      ...and the silk 'becomes one' with the wool. ;)



                                                         The bag interior...



                                             ...with its pair of brightly patterned... 


                                                                  ...pre-felt pockets.


                                                     Side one during fulling...



                                                          ...and side two.



                                           Next time: I fashion a leather strap...

                                                          ...install a zipper...

                                                  ...and complete the bag!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

It should be much easier to find the brightly coloured pockets than it is when they are the same colour as the lining...

Terriea Kwong said...

As always, a purse making technically. Love following all the clear steps particularly the inside pockets making. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Knapp said...

Wow, that's a beautiful bag. In the last post, I was enjoying all those beautiful colors, and then you covered everything with black wool. I had no idea how that was going to work out, but I feared it would hide all the pretty colors, so I kept my mouth shut! LOL I should have known you would not do that. Very pretty. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I do like a light lining with 'interesting' pockets for that reason! :)
Terriea--I'm glad you're enjoying this project!
Sandie--Those neon colors are really gone! It was roving that I wasn't crazy about... and as I was making it, I figured that if it showed up at all in the finished purse, it would just be as a subtle shade change. (Fine with me!) :)

FeltersJourney said...

Lovely bright inner pockets! :) I love the subtlety of the colours and silks..
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah- Yes...the pockets are fun...kind of like yours with the spirals!!