Friday, March 23, 2007
The Oregon Felted Tote
Pre-felting - for an idea of the size. Look at that bit of wool - that is all that was left after making the 2nd tie!
Drying in the sun (temporarily behind a cloud)
Dried and ties woven in.
I plan on learning needle felting to embellish this bag. Maybe some embroidery and beading as well. It is lacking something.
This is my 1st true felting project. It is such a remarkable thing. To have this huge, floppy bit of knitting become this sturdy, yet malleable, fabric. I would totally do it again. In fact I am making my cousin some felted bowls with the leftover yarn - using a pattern from One Skein. I plan on filling one of them with some of those delectable Mini Eggs...Mmmmmm. I also have a lovely hat pattern I just might try one day soon.
I leave you with a few other pics from our walk last night. Spring-y!!
When these flowers open the Hummingbirds will be here!! That is less than a week away. Glorious Spring!
This is how my baby looks after the rain - she curls up like mad. Doesn't that wool look like it could be spun into something lovely?
You should see her when we get back from our walks. She runs around the house like a crazy thing, with her rear end tucked in, skittering all over the hardwood. It is a total riot. Though I do tend to be easily amused!