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« on: November 03, 2007 05:17:18 PM »

Hi!  New to Craftster -- what a cool place!

I wanted to share a felted bag I made -- my very first felty creation.

The bag itself is knit and then wet felted, by hand....next time, I think I'll opt for the machine.  The design is needle felted, primarily using one 36 gauge felting needle and yarn.  Simple tab closure with a pewter spiral design button and the "lining" is actually a removable form I made out of card stock and covered with the blue spiral material.  It helps the bag from flopping in on itself.

I followed a pattern for the bag from the book "Bags: A Knitter's Dozen" (amazon link here: http://www.amazon.com/Bags-Knitters-Dozen/dp/1893762203) then applied the design freehand with the felting needle.

Extra cool geeky points to those who recognize the symbol design.  Grin

Enjoy - thanks for looking!

felty bag: 

scale shot with CD to show size:

closeup of removable liner:

closeup of needle felted design:

closeup of pewter button:

« Last Edit: November 04, 2007 12:56:08 PM by ladiestheytalkabout » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007 01:54:54 AM »

That is an absolutely beautiful bag. I love the design and the way it matches the lining, and the button is perfect. It looks so professional!  And yeah, I felt things in the machine too (in a pillowcase so the fibres don't clog the machine) couldn't be doing with all the hard work hand felting.

And welcome to Craftster, I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 04:09:34 AM »

I love your bag, beautiful work!!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007 05:23:09 AM »

Wow that's BEAUTIFUL.. I hope you show it off to EVERYONE! lol

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007 06:10:49 AM »

Your bag is lovely. 
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007 07:28:54 AM »

So, that is definately ridicuously, wickedly, awesome.
Did you create any sort of outline before you needle felted the design?

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007 09:24:39 AM »

I like the bag!  The design is really great, it looks professional.

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2007 12:12:36 PM »

So, that is definately ridicuously, wickedly, awesome.
Did you create any sort of outline before you needle felted the design?
KaeMarie:   ha, can I quote you:  "Hi - meet my definitely, ridiculously, wickedly awesome bag!"   Grin

Actually, I didn't use an outline for the needle felting, which is why it came out a bit lopsided/off center.  I wasn't sure how to put a preliminary guide down, so I just freehanded it.....which was a bit scary at times.  The nice thing about needle felting that I discovered, though, is that it's fairly easy to correct small errors along the way.

To everyone who replied:   thanks so much for the warm welcome and for all the positive comments!!  This was my first try at felting of any kind, so I'm particularly pleased with how it turned out, loppy and all  Wink


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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007 01:49:38 PM »

Wow. That design on the front of your bag is amazing! I totally envy you for knowing how to needle felt, I'm afraid of venturing out into that realm of crafting myself. Very nice!
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007 05:36:59 PM »

Wow, that's so gorgeous!

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