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ShirleyHurley
« on: January 19, 2004 03:29:21 PM »

THis is my first post.  I feel guilty using all the creative stuff here and not contributing!  However, I can't figure out how to post!  Here goes:  felt a 100% wool sweater by washing it in hot hot water then dry it in the dryer on hot.  I used the same directions for the tyvek bag for the zipper and sides.  The applique is felt and oil cloth.  I'm making these long now to hold knitting needles.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2004 09:39:21 PM »

soooooooo freakin' cute!!!!![/color]![/b]
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Goddess
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2004 10:30:32 PM »

that is really a cute bag...perfect for makeup
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2004 01:21:27 PM »

That is great work. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2004 02:48:44 PM »

Nice job! I've been making little felted purses - I really like the fact that I can knit them up quickly and I'm done but the felting! I've been needle felting designs on them using wool roving - also using the roving to felt little buttons that I can use to close the bag. Oh yeah, I've actually got a picture!

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2004 04:16:06 PM »

I think these bags are so cute! I have been wanting to try felting for a while now. I saw some cool ideas around Christmas in Organic Style magazine- They made stockings out of wool blankets.
You are inspiring me to go out and give it a try!
I will have to research wool roving, I have never heard of it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2004 07:29:27 PM »

WrdyGrrl I love your bag, is the design that you felted on with the needle spun yarn or is it unspun?
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2004 10:55:59 AM »

great bags girls! really cute ideas  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2004 02:57:17 PM »

I *love* organic Style Magizine, this months issue *rocks* I thought I'd put that in. Anyways, I don't know how to felt. I'm absolutely clueless, all I know is that it looks *awesome* i like *stars* Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2004 04:32:22 PM »

Sooooo cute!  Both of you, great job: )  I love felted wool!
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2004 08:55:57 PM »

That's really cute.  If you want to make something like that from scratch, could you just knit a big rectangle and sew the seams, then felt?  I don't know too many knitting skills, so i was wondering if this simple approach would work.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2004 07:21:24 AM »

your pouch its so cool, I think I am in love with it...
thaks for sharing ir with us...
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2004 11:38:42 AM »

felted accesories are so hot right now. i have scarves, hats and flowers, all hand felted, that i wear to accentuate my already colorful wardrobe. one thing i don't have yet is a felted purse!

the pouch and the purse are wonderful and you both should think about making them and selling them, at least to me.
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ShirleyHurley
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2004 08:28:41 PM »

sorry I haven't replied, Starry Eyed, you can for sure knit a rectangle then felt it but I didn't have time to knit it so I felted a wool sweater from Goodwill.  

Some sweaters get very thick after the washing and drying and are almost too thick to sew , esp with a zipper!

I cut a rectangle then used the directions from the "tyvek bag" to add a zipper.  So easy it was rediculous!  I love oil cloth and this was a way to use it in winter!

I do sell my stuff!  I got burnt out during the holidays from making so much stuff and am just now getting back to it.

Love x 10 the felted bag posted after mine!
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cateyeceleste
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2004 12:35:58 AM »

What a good idea! I don't know how many times I've had someone mess up on my laundry and accidentally wash and dry my wool sweater. What a great way to use something I always thought was not useful. Thanks for the inspiration to turn that frustration of a ruined garment into something so wonderful and fun. Kudos!
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dahlea
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2004 08:20:01 AM »

Someone pointed me over here when I asked what I could do with sweaters in Florida. I LOVE these!! Don't know about the zipper, though, never tried doing those. Did you sew by hand or with a machine? Both of the purses look awesome!
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ShirleyHurley
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2004 08:08:24 PM »

Dahlea,
I put the zipper in before I sewed up the sides.  I'm nost sure what category it's under but look up Tyvek bag adn there's great directions for sewing the zipper, it's by machine.  I use to be very very afraid of zippers but this way is so easy.  Thanks for the comp!  Lara
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