I showed a piece of green plaid-inspired felt a few weeks ago. I made it to use for a notebook cover with front flap and incorporated cord/tie. I finished that a couple of days ago. This is how it looks on the book with the cord wrapped around:
This is what it looks like on the inside without the book in:
I promised photos of the finished purses, and surprisingly, I have them! This is the bluey/purpley ones, and I also made a small simple case with a green plaid offcut:
I made some of my recent nuno felt pieces into coin purses. If you saw my last blog post, you might recognise this first one from the photo where it was just two cut out pieces:
This is how the back looks:
The other piece/purse which was in the photo sold, so I can’t show you that one. I usually add one extra piece to make two sections in my coin purses, but occasionally add another to make 3 sections like I did with this one:
This is how it looks closed:
I can’t remember if I ever showed this next purse after I sewed it up. You might remember it started out as a nuno ‘sample’ – I usually make them big enough to turn into coin purses if I like the way the fabric felts:
And I showed it cut out too:
I did sew it up at the end of last year, but I didn’t have the right button. I finally added the button to it:
Another purse I made used the plaid border of a scarf:
And sticking with the plaid theme, I made another plaid inspired piece of felt (because I liked a previous one so much) and made it into a small notebook cover. This is the front:
The winner for giveaway number 3 is Donna (comment at 1.33am, November 22, 2014) Congratulations Donna, I’ll email you to find out which set of books you’d like 🙂
Last week I tried a plaid design on a piece of felt. I thought I’d laid the wool out thinly enough to work how I wanted, but it’s not as see through as I’d imagined. It still turned out alright though.
I’ve been wanting a large fold-away felting table for years. Every now and again I start looking again, but I never see one I want which is affordable. Last time I mentioned it, Marilyn said something about a board on a table. I started wondering where I’d get a good one, then realised I was staring at an old door I’d removed years ago. It’s an inside one so it’s flat, and cheap so it’s light. I tried it out on top of a table and it worked! This is it set up for felting in the hall, I’m looking down on it from the stairs:
And this is what I made: A yak scarf just for me, it is so soft and warm, I wore it when I went to the Post Office the other day.