After working with all the lovely bright colours on my last lot of spiralling work.. I fancied working with some soft, neutral colours. To be honest mostly because I have a LOT of the lovely chunky BFL boucle yarn (that I used in the spirals) naturally dyed in soft beiges and creamy tones, and I really want to start using them.
I decided to make a small tote bag with a Big spiral spreading up from the bottom of the bag.
|Gathered all my soft, pretty fibres and some yarns together|
|Made bag and pocket resists|
|inner pocket design.. a pink and yellow spiral with cream tussah silk behind|
|6 fibre layers encase the bag resist|
|Drew a big spiral half on and half off the bag|
|After flipping it I carefully brought each strand of the spiral up onto |
the second side and placed it where I wanted .
|Inner pocket.. love these pink and yellow spirals :)|
I forgot to take photos for a while now :S But I decided to cut the reinforcing for the handle from a lovely light green woollen blanket which I have fulled in the washing machine.
|I blanket stitched the reinforcing inplace with pretty pink embroidery thread|
|This was the second side that I laid the spiral on|
|Added a random cluster of vintage buttons.. Oh how I love buttons :)|