Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Verdant Messenger Bag- Part 2

Three soft balls of green wool...


                                            ...are added to the project surface...




                                 ...and are covered with two layers of merino roving.



                                                   The project is wetted out...



                                    ...and flattened under a sheet of bubble wrap...



                                        ...which squishes the soft balls slightly.



                                             The project is flipped to side two...



                                                ...and merino roving is added.



                                         Shown here is the mouth of the bag...

                                         ...and a narrow cuff at the 'flap end'...

                     ...(which will add heft and help to keep the finished bag closed).



                                                  Mid-way through felting...

                                     ...the balls have reasserted themselves a bit...



                                 ...and the project is beginning to harden and shrink.



                                                 Next time: felting continues...

                                        ...and I do a little machine embellishment!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

My husband was just at a conference where one of the talks was about making mathematical objects out of felt, and was fascinated by the extent of the shrinkage demonstrated with some of the pieces. How easily is it to assess what the shrinkage is likely to be with a particular blend?

Felting Sunshine said...

I cannot wait to see those pops of green emerge!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel- Since it depends on the wool and the number of layers and how a person lays out and whether there are other fibers or fabric involved and a host of other factors, the only way to be sure with a new project is to make a sample and measure the shrinkage.
Deborah-They aren't very green...but they will emerge!! ;)