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« on: March 14, 2008 05:32:59 AM »

I think this is the first time I'm posted a felted project!  I'm excited. 

I entered into a barter with my favorite hippie. She's making me an wire wrapped amber pendant and I made her an ace of spades bag. What she asked for was "something with a spade on it". I decided to make a bag that looked like a playing card. I picked the colors to have a washed out vintage feel. So instead of using white, black and red, I used cream, brown, and dark red. It was a labor of love, it took for-freakin'-ever. But it looks awesome and she loves it, so thats all that matters.

Let me tell you a little about the construction....... .The cream colored base is a wool/cashmere blend sweater I pick up at the thrift store. Then I machine felted it and cut out pieces for the front, back and sides. I needle felted the spade on in chocolate merino wool, it's oh so soft. And then I spun a little bit of the brown wool and worked around the edge of the spade in the spun wool because I wanted it to have a crisp edge. I used some more of the spun brown for the circles. The dark red anarchy symbols and the red around the edge is some handspun I got from a swap on another board, it works perfectly here. I used the rest of the dark red yarn to knit the strap in seed stitch. The bag is lined with brown and cream tie-dyed corduroy.

Let me know what you think! (BTW: Check out the pirate shirt on my favorite hippie!)

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008 05:42:11 AM »

Wow - the colours you chose are great - they do look aged and vintage.  Your friend looks like she loves it too.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008 06:01:19 AM »

I am insanely jealous.... I want one so bad! D-:;
That is just too cute!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008 06:18:16 AM »

Thats just too cute!
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008 08:35:37 AM »

This is awesome and I WANT ONE!  Grin Have to make sure when I hit the thrift stores next to look for some wool sweaters, because I want to try and make my own. Thanks for the great inspiration and idea!
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008 10:11:46 AM »

That came out awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008 10:30:09 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I've found that I really do like needle felting.  There is something about a craft that involves stabbing that is really very therapeutic. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008 11:50:31 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I've found that I really do like needle felting.  There is something about a craft that involves stabbing that is really very therapeutic. 
Hrm...that must be why I like working with paper...knives are fun! Tongue
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