This weeks work
Well I’ve had a great week practicing my felting starting with a small purse, I was still unsure as to how to get all the edges right and add embellishment, but I received some absolutely wonderful advise from my fellow felters over at my blog and although this one didnt really work i now knew what i was doing wrong.
First of all I was trying to layer the felt so all layers went on together, ie when I put the first layer down I immediately added another layer and then the embellishments before flipping it over and repeating the other side, of course that doesn’t work well and i was just making it harder on myself. So this is a bit too thin and a bit wonky at the opening
This is while I’m rubbing the back with the flap open and I was really liking the look of it
After Felting and the opening is quite thin and not very strong but i do like the colors
I think it will be easier to line it and use as either a small make up purse or for putting some keepsakes in on my dressing table. I used BFL with lots of silks, threads and nylon.
So after that, and a better understanding, i had another session and this is the next one I made. I used an enclosed resist for this and when I cut the top to remove it and rubbed the edges to make them stronger, they seemed to just get wider lol not sure what I did wrong there either but it is much stronger, I did all the layers separately and then flipped between each one. I found that so much easier that what I was doing
I was even brave enough to put a pocket on the inside and although that’s a little thin it worked !
I still didnt like it like that so i folded the edges down and added a button on each side with some stitching around the top and a few flowers in the front.
I have had a fun week felting and I know I have a lot of practice to do so I’m looking forward to the next one. Not sure how many of these I can add to my dressing table though lol
I’ve also been really excited to be starting my six week online course with Victoria Crowder Payne at Freedom of Stitch. http://freedomofstitch.com/ she does some fabulous work and I’ve been so looking forward to starting this course. It’s a mixed media and stitch garden journal and if you’d like to take a look its at http://freedomofstitch.com/?page_id=13
I’ll keep you posted on my progress
I’ve nearly finished my TAST week 6 so how are you all going with your weekly stitches.
Till next time Happy Felting and Stitching xo