The last time a friend and I took a wet felting class it took two regular totes to hold all the fiber and other stuff needed for the class. Plus- it would be really neat to have a gigantic bag to store purchases from many vendors at Sheep and Wool Festivals.
Sounds simple enough, just make a big bag...... of course persnickety me set some requirements for the bag: BIG to carry bulky light weight stuff. Sturdy bottom yet light weight overall. Able to fold into a small area for packing or to carry around before filling with purchases when at fiber market. Embellished in some way.
Here is the result - rolled up for going to market
in action - filled with felt making stuff and hung on a shoulder
reinforced and colorful flat base
embellished with large leaf applique - freemotion machine embroidered and edged with vintage rick rack - always like to get a little something vintage in each piece
Sturdy lightweight nylon straps, with vintage rickrack for pizzazz.
Mouth edge is finished with a narrow band of binding and 5 rows of channel stitching - for stiffness and strength. Snaps to keep it closed.
The main body of the bag is a light weight onasburg cotton fabric. French seams = no raw guts.
Comments appreciated and Questions always welcome, should any one desire more info.
Thanks for looking.