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Topic: felted purse - my first attempt at felting!  (Read 1006 times)
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« on: July 27, 2011 01:13:22 PM »

I bought some wool yarn for really cheap and decided to try felting. I made this purse up myself and then used a pattern to crochet the flower on the side. I think the flower provides a neat contrast between felted and regular crochet. I felted this the old fashioned way with a bucket of warm water and my hands (since the washing machine is old and does its own thing). It didn't get quite as roughed up as I was hoping but for my first try I am proud of it. What do you think?

The purple stripes in the middle is a little hard to see but they look brighter in better lighting.

A close up of the flower, I really like how the flower turned out. The purple goes nice with the grey and the green at the top is sort of supposed to be like the leaves or stem of the flower. The purse closure is just a loop and a crocheted button.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011 02:25:29 PM »

It does look very nice.

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011 11:03:47 AM »

This is really cute :0)  Great job!  The only thing I've tried felting before was a little wallet.  It turned out okay... your creation is so much prettier!

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2011 11:27:38 AM »

Very nice work! The colors look so beautiful!

« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011 04:46:10 PM »

can you explain the closing? it looks so cute and i want to add it on a few bags Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011 06:28:44 AM »

the closing is really simple. First you just make a crohet button. Which is just making a few rounds of single crochet and increases. Then make a row of decreasing around to create a small sphere which you can stuff a little and then sew onto the purse. The closure is just a chain of however long you need to loop around the button with a row of single crochet to make it wider and then sewn to the back edge of the purse so that it can loop around the button sewn onto the front to close the purse.

Hope this makes sense, you can make the button any size you need. The larger it is though the more squishy it will be since it will have more open space inside filled with stuffing. My button I think was like sc 5 in a magic ring, sc inc around, sc around, sc dec around. then stuff and sew.
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