Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's In The Bag

In between life, I've been trying to make this bag. I started it last night, worked on it until 1 AM this morning. Started on it again this morning. It has three large pockets, two on the inside, and one on the outside, where the silk fabric is. It is nearly dry, and as it has dried, I'm thinking it needs to be felted further. I want a very thoroughly fulled bag. There is still a bit of give to the fabric, so it can be felted or fulled further. I'm too tired to do more tonight.

I wish the bag had shrunk further in length, and that is what I'll focus on when I work on it again. The pockets turned out great and I am especially pleased with the bark effect on the outside pocket. Silk is magical, isn't it?

I've been shoveling snow off and on today, trying to keep up with it. I just know the snow plow is going to go through and block off the driveway again. Shoveling that snowplow snow is really hard work!
Did full the bag further. It started out as 14x21, ended up at 9x13. The felt is strong and study. I am much happier with the final fulling. Perhaps the wool and I both needed a rest so we could work better together.
Shalom and happy felting!


Abigail Thomas said...

i like it, lovely silk pocket. hope it fulls as you want it to this time. exhausting sometimes isn't it?! some days things felt quickly and perfectly, others they just will not cooporate!

Hooked On Felt said...

Abigail, It did shrink down beautifully today. Yeah! The starting size was 14x21, with the final size 9x13, and the felt is very strong. I think the fibers and I needed a rest before we could work well together again. Rest really is healing on so many levels. Thanks for your comments.

Abigail Thomas said...

thought it would in the end, glad it did.

Hooked On Felt said...

Me too.