Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Spring Cleaning" Compost Bin and Lid- Part 2 of 3

Fulling the project.


                                                        The completed lid.



                                                The finished felt was very thin...


                        ...and even though I intended to cover a wire frame with it...

                               ...I decided to 'beef it up' with a thick felt insert.



                                       From leftover fiber and finished felt scraps...



                                              ...I created a thick, round pile.



                                                 Using a combination of felting...



                                                    ...and hand-stitching...



                                       ...I prepared a 'pad' for the original felt lid.



                              Threading the bubble wrap 'channel' with a drawstring...

                         ...I cinched the felt tightly around the wire frame and felt pad...



                                  ...and added a wooden handle for ease in opening.



                                           Next time: the finished compost bin...

                                 ...stitched together from re-purposed, finished felt.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

A great success, indeed! And such a good way of using up leftover bits and bobs, too...!

Terriea Kwong said...

Truly "land art" and decoration. Looking forward to seeing the finished.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Thanks! I like to have an 'active' compost bin
and a 'fallow' one, so this one is right on time.
Terriea--Thanks! You'll laugh when you see all of the different projects which make up the bin body! :)

Sandra Knapp said...

I bet you have the coolest compost bin in the county!! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie- I think it probably is pretty distinctive! :)