Saturday, September 11, 2010

Maybe a little Adventurous for Me !

I am on L-Plates after all in the Wet Felting Stage
Ok i had to try again and make another bag, i'm kinda fixated with them now lol  I've taken pics of the process i used and not sure i did it the right way but it kinda worked  sooooo !!!!
So this is the finished bag, still wet but i really like it.  I really wanted  2 different colors and it took me a while to work out how to lol
The handle is a long piece of roving made into a cord and the a tiny slit made through the bag, tis strong
Red on the inside
So i started out laying 2 lots of fibre. 1 for the back and 1 for the front . Didnt know how else to do it lol Then i had to let it sit for 2 days until i had it in my head what i was trying to do  lol .
So with the back side of the bag, i wet down and folded the edges over a resist
Neaten them up with more red
and wet down again, i just started to roll the top pointy thing until it was firm enough to hold its shape
Placed the other half on top and wet down , added more green to the sides and turned the edges over to the front , smoothed out
Rub a dub dub, and added some gorgeous silk from Jacinta at Spiral Dyed Downunder, yum
lots of rolling and rubbing for about an hour and then i cheated and put it in the wash for a cycle

Tadahhhhhhhh  its not perfect yet but i'm getting there. 
Happy Felting Everyone !!  


  1. Lovely bags, Karen. I haven't done bags yet.

  2. Thanks for the tutorial . I have watched a few utubes about using resists but can't seem to get up the nerve to try it . Considering how much I hate to sew, I am really going to have to try this .

  3. Thankyou so much Ladies, i had fun trying :)

    Krex i'm not a sewer either so i know what you mean, just start with something small, like a mobile phone holder, its good fun practising xoxo

  4. It is beautiful. Organic, handmade and useful. What's wrong with it. My first resist bag was a tiny little glasses case and no where near as adventurous as yours. don't be so hard on yourself.

  5. Awwwww thankyou so much, you are so sweet, actually i wanted this to be a little make up bag or something but most people know me for NOT being able to do anything small lol something i really have to work on, but having so much fun.
    Thanks again xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  6. Ahh, Karen you fall in love with wet felt now! Fantastic and GREAT work !

  7. hehe yes i think so Terri, its a lot of fun and its a good thing to , i need the exercise lol