I LOVE that song.. have done since I was a little girl :) A couple months ago someone asked whether it would be possible to felt a tambourine bag.. and the idea really took hold, I just had to make one!
And all the while Mr Tambourine Man was playing in my head :)
|Pictures of hand print cave paintings & rough notes|
|I drew round and cut out my hand print.. then made some smaller ones |
(reduced in size on a photocopier)
|Carefully drew round these hand print templates onto white commercial prefelt|
and cut them out
|I made a block (the same size as a tambourine) from a couple of cake-boards |
and Styrofoam and lots of tape.
|Then layers adding in brown merino..|
and slubby red yarn on the final layer.
Total of 6 layers each side
|Then the hand print and bits of red and dark blue merino scattered over to |
represent the speckles on the cave paintings
|Starting side 2 design.. tiny hand prints|
|Part way through|
|Once the resist was removed I worked it really hard, throwing and pummelling|
|When it had shrunk down enough I put the block I'd made inside and worked the edges for ages|
|Rolling with my ridged stick really helped for this stage|
|I roughly stitched the opening closed over the resist|
|Worked 'till it really tightened it up as hard as possible|
I removed the block while I was rinsing it, but put it back in so it would dry in the shape I wanted.
|I made the handle from the same Falkland, merino and slubby yarn mix with the addition of some |
lovely white Wensleydale curls at the ends.
|Handle sewn on|
|I like the red and blue 'bits' scattered over|
|My hand print looks like a 10 year olds hand now :)|
|And these look like baby hands|
|I found a lovely strong zip for this bag.. it's hand stitched in|
I don't have a photo of it with a tambourine yet.. but will have soon I hope. I had borrowed one from a friend and she needed it back before I finished the bag.. as soon as I can I shall have to try the fit and take a photo.