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Paulasews
« on: August 16, 2008 08:16:56 AM »

This is my first attempt at '3d felting' other than felted soaps and beads. I felted around a largish biscuit tin then cut a slit to release it. I cut strips down from the slit to attach the handles then added buttons to hold the strips down and a few beads to hold the middle flaps down to reveal the inside colour. I am pretty happy with the outcome and have even used the bag (very unlike me to use something I have made!) I am working on a few other felted bags at the moment, I think if I made this style again I would felt the edges of the cut strips rather than cutting them once it has dried as I feel over time these points might weaken. Anyway, here's a few pics, I would love to hear what you think, no need to be too gentle as I am developing this idea!




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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008 10:17:13 AM »

Nice work!
When you are neerly finished, cut the edges streight and rub them so you don't see that you've cut.
I studied the pictures and I might have another tip:
I've noticed that the handles have an opening. Trough this opening you can place the wool fibres when your laying the wool. Make sure you use evenly or more wool than the rest of the bag so you're sure it will be strong enough. You don't need to sew them on later.

Hope I could help you by this to make a different bag
 Kim
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008 11:01:54 AM »

Nice work!
When you are neerly finished, cut the edges streight and rub them so you don't see that you've cut.
I studied the pictures and I might have another tip:
I've noticed that the handles have an opening. Trough this opening you can place the wool fibres when your laying the wool. Make sure you use evenly or more wool than the rest of the bag so you're sure it will be strong enough. You don't need to sew them on later.

Hope I could help you by this to make a different bag
 Kim

http://viltk.hyves.nl

thanks for the tips Kim, I will try these on my next couple of bags Smiley
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Taragon
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008 04:49:00 AM »

Love your bag.  I often add a cloth lining to mine, especially if they have a few weak spots Wink  Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Viltk - love your work -hele goed (My Nederlands talig is not so good these days -it's a while since I've lived in Vlaanderen).
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008 11:37:47 AM »

Hello Taragon,
Thanks. Vlaanderen is not so far away from my place; I live close to Maastricht (very south of the Netherlands)

I have more pictures at http://viltk.hyves.nl/  if you are interested.... I am doubting if or not to open an etsy shop. There's more in dutch to read...... Wink Wink


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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 04:23:49 PM »

Kim, Love those felted crowns - think you should definitely try Etsy, you make some great things.  Taragon

PS Went to Maastricht once, but couldn't find a parking place (Saturday afternoon in Summer!). 
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