More felting, are you bored with it yet?
This felt bag was a birthday gift for my lovely friend Sylvie from her children.
She especially requested subdued colours. Here is the wool all laid out before felting with the soapy water.
You can see how lofty and fluffy the soft Merino wool is before it gets wet.
Here it is after felting and still a bit soggy. The row of flowers across the top will become the handles. A lot of it will be cut off and it sometimes feels like a lot of work just for a couple of inches width to make handles but hey-ho that's the way it is.
Once the felt has dried, I set about embroidering it first on the sewing machine and then by hand.
Here is the finished piece of embroidered felt. I love the colour graduation from top to bottom.
I like the fact that I can produce a piece of fabric to my own design with my own colour choices.
Snip, snip, snip all cut up into the pattern pieces ready to make...
a pretty, light weight hand bag,
and the reverse.
Smiley face from me,
and there was a big smiley face and a kiss from Sylvie.
Till next time
Love Fi x