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Topic: orange felt handbag - or how ideas turn out differently than you planned...  (Read 1405 times)
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« on: August 21, 2006 07:03:22 AM »

Hi everybody, I made this bag. In fact I designed it too - only I had something slightly different in mind. Basically what went 'wrong' was that it did not get the pumpkin-like shape I intended after I blocked it with a balloon. Still I like the way it turned out, especially the way the lines are appearing by using different colours.

Basically, I knitted a rectangular piece of 100% wool (different colours of embroidery wool tied together) with three lines of waste yarn in them, as you would do for knitting pockets in a garment (see directions for this technique in e.g. Elizabeth Zimmermans writings or a decent introduction to knitting techniques). Only instead of a rectangular pocket I knitted a trapez (a triangle with the top cut of) in the round on each inserted waste yarn.
Unfelted it looked like this:

So originally I planned for these pockets to keep their shape a bit, so they would not just appear as colours but also as shape on the finished item. I guess I could have put smaller balloons (longish) in the pockets before I blew up the big one, or I should not have blown up the balloon so much (there was a trace of shape left when I took it out of the washing machine. Or make bigger pockets, maybe.

Anyway, I'd like to know whether you have any great other ideas to actually get the shape of a pumpkin out of it next time (I just love the way pumpkins are shaped...). But also whether you like it as it is?
« Last Edit: March 25, 2010 10:06:08 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006 02:14:50 PM »

What a creative idea!!  I like the colours as well.

Couldn't you make it wet again and just re-block it?  I re block my Fuzzyfeet every time I have to wash them so I don't think you'd have a problem doing that.

Again, very cool idea!

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