A New Bag
Ok so im trying again to felt another bag but this time I’m a lot happier with the outcome, I still have a long way to go but I think I’m getting there
I started out with a full batt of Alpaca for the inside and then used BFL, Merino, silks, silk waste and a touch of nylone that Zed sent me. This has about 6 layers and hours and hours of rolling and rubbing that i ended up putting it in the washing machine, I wanted it thick and I wanted a nice thick handle so I felted a rope, doubled it over and gave it a twist, then just a loop for the closure.
I still cannot get the open top nice and even and I’ve ended up turning it over and blanket stitching it in place, I have the thing for straight edges and this is something I cannot do as yet lol
You can see what I mean by this pic, it’s a bit wonky so I’ve tried to turn it over to sit a bit more even
All the bits ready to put together, I didn’t take pics of the start and that’s mainly because I really didn’t think it would work out. I have a lot of faith in myself don’t I lol
I like this side better so its now the front.
I do seem to have created a seam on the bottom but I’m hoping that will wear down as it wears in, I ironed it flatter so it would sit better and Yes I’m definitely using this bag as I really like it
I love how the handle is super strong. I’m not usually a bag person and I would have like it a little bit deeper to but i’m still happy, Plus it’s the first one I can actually use !!
The largest button I had was this black one but I will be on the look out for something more suitable
And the back
Hopefully my next attempt will be even better !!!!!