A Trip to Visit a Felting Friend

A Trip to Visit a Felting Friend

This week I spent some time visiting my friend Maureen of Dreamspin Fibres.  It’s nice to felt with a friend.

I decided to make a project bag for a spindle, so long and thin. I used this lovely rust, terracotta and brown variegated wool.

wool for spindle bag

Here I am laying out the wool. I did 4 layers.

spindle bag laying out wool

After 3 layers I added some thick felt for some texture.

spindle bag laying texturespindle bag laying texture plus wool

Then some leaves in various colours of prefelt. One was a solid colour and 2 were multicoloured off cuts from some prefelt that Maureen dyed. I cut the handle and flap out of the top and cut the bottom off so I can make the bottom nice and flat. I will sew in another piece of matching felt.

spindle bag leaf embelishments spindle bag cut open

And here it is drying. I think it will make a great spindle bag.

finished bag

Next time I will have more pictures of what we made, but for now its late on Thursday night and it has been a long day with driving home so I am off to bed.


19 thoughts on “A Trip to Visit a Felting Friend

  1. Thanks for the great idea -just got myself a spindle so will have to make one. I am friends with Maureen as well -wish I could have joined in but live way too far away

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  2. Great spindle bag Ann! Nice rich colors and great texture. It’s always fun to felt with friends!

  3. Ann – this is wonderful. I love the colors and it is a great idea to carry your spindle about with you so you can spin at the drop of a hat 🙂

  4. The colors are terrific and the bag is a great shape, with or without the spindle! (BTW, is that for a drop spindle?)

    1. Thank you Luvswool, yes it’s for a drop spindle and the fiber. You should be able to leave the fiber in the bag and spin, similar to a wrist distaff.

  5. I really like the colors in the roving. Did you dye it or is it available at Dreamspin?

    1. That colour is called terra rosa and they do not make it anymore. There was a matching silk as well that they do not make anymore. It came from treetops in Australia and they are called harmonies. If you really want some there might be a dealer with some left. if you are in North America outback fibers still has it listed.

  6. Thank you for sharing. I don’t know anyone in my area that felts so theses sort of things really help. I want to make an iPad so this is great.

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