This is my third bag inspired by Hundertwassers spirals.. a round one this time :)
Made in pretty much the same way as the others; white Falkland base layers and coloured merino outer layers. Pockets and hanging loops made in the same way as last time. I added a twist to the cord handle, just to be a little different.
|Showing the hanging loop during layout, pegged to keep it bent.|
I dont overwork the hanging loop cords before attaching them, I work them really well as I full the bag
|Wetted and rubbed|
Now came LOTS of rolling, followed by plenty of throwing and thumping :)
I love the rounded shape of this bag, and how solid it is, its almost basket-like..
Once I had felted the handle cord (apart from the fluffy ends) and threaded it through the hanging loops, I crossed the cord over a couple of times before joining the cord and finishing felting it.. resulting in a gently twisted strap.
I made some co-ordinating purses too.. didn’t take process pics as I was sewing these (the light was really bad anyway) but this is the piece of felt I am making them from (part way through felting).. I used white Falkland, dark duck-egg & bilberry merino. AND guess what? I forgot to take a photo after Id finished felting it!
I have only made 2 so far.. they are lined with pretty cotton fabrics with a zip closure across the top.. and one of Sharry's gorgeous ceramic buttons on the front. The felt is big enough to make 4 purses from and they will all be different; now I just have to find out some interesting lining fabrics for the next 2 :)