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Topic: Messed up But salvaged felted slipstich pattern tote  (Read 1212 times)
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« on: August 25, 2005 11:55:16 AM »

lol so this is my first venture into felting and its seemed to actually get wider after felting and much shorter...it was basicall useless so while it was still damp I folded the sides in and they kind of formed that way...and I used safety pins to hold hem at the top....there is also a safety pin closing it...someday I will sew the sides and make a button/loop closure..but I was too impatient wanting to show you guys!

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005 12:05:39 PM »

I love it.  The colors really match well.
You know, the green shapes kinda look like little sewing machines!
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005 08:59:10 PM »

Wow!  That's beautiful!  What pattern and yarn did you use?  I just adore it. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005 10:08:35 PM »

The yarn is Mauch Chunky the pattern I kind of winged...it was inspired by the marsupial tote in SNB..
I just made the base in garter stitch and then picked up stitches and knitted each side one by one  on size 13 straight needles using the slipped stitch pattern and seamed it all together...then knitted the strap, twisted it and sewed it on, then felted the whole thing...it didn't turn out quite right at first, but I guess all's well that ends well. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2005 04:20:21 AM »

lol so this is my first venture into felting and its seemed to actually get wider after felting and much shorter...
I think that when you felt, things shrink more top-to-bottom than they do side-to-side ( like when you mistakenly shrink a sweater and it gets very short and boxy).  I'm talking out my butt since I haven't tried felting anything myself yet  Wink, but I think making them taller/longer than they look like they should be makes the bags felt up proportionally.  At any rate, your bag looks very cool! 
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005 07:14:49 AM »

that is so pretty--I love it.
 
I usually think knitting a pattern and felting it is a waste, but not in this case--the pattern looks even better felted--and the colors are really pretty, too.
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