The detail I wanted to look back at for the bags was pockets.. how I make integral pockets and adding simple decoration...
|I break off long thin pieces of top, or cut lengths of yarn|
|Rub a wet bar of soap on the resist to leave a soapy goo to hold the design in place|
|Draw the design|
|Cover design with layers of fibre that stick out about an inch past the size of the pocket resists. I usually lay down 4 pocket layers.|
|Wet the fibre and position pocket resists|
Continue laying out the rest of the bag and felting it. I work it for a while after removing the main resist before I remove the pocket resists, to make sure the felt is good and strong on them (and they aren't going to felt shut as soon as they are removed - easily done if removed too early).
|Felt is nice and solid, I've turned the bag inside out and worked the felt. |
Now I can see the resists all bunched up inside - its time to cut them out
|I 'heal' the edges with wet soapy fingers and work the felt some more before actually taking the resist out|