Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A month or so ago I posted a photo of a piece of felt I made using a combination of wet and needle felting. I turned that into the green bag above, with a wet-felted, wool rope handle. The interior of the bag is lined with linen and it is stitched together with DMC cotton floss using a blanket stitch. The little bag above it is a "wallet" or eyeglass case, made of contrasting colors and a few accent colors echoing the larger bag. I will be embarking on another similar project soon, and will post step-by-step photos and instructions. Oh, the bag still needs a button closure, and I will be working on that too.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I have been working with a combination of wet and needle felting that, for want of a better term, I have been calling "felt painting." Above is an example of a decorative wall hanging. I wet felted the base, using prefelt (a pre-made, first layer of wool) and arranging a variety of greens and a few yellows on it. I used dyed curly locks that I purchased at a fiber festival. After wet felting and allowing the base to dry, I individually needle felted the pink roses and small purple flowers, attaching them to the base with a felting needle. I will begin working on the rose leaves, though I don't want to put on so many that it obscures the cool background.
Update: The felt piece is now dry and I folded it the way it will be when I make it into a bag:
It looks a little crooked, but won't be when it is done!