Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Flap Bag #2 part 3

Once the decoration was in place I carried on felting as normal..
Once it was holding together well I removed the bubble wrap beneath the flap
and worked it a little more
Time to remove the resists
Carefully cutting the underside of the flap, following the curve formed by the resist
and shaping of the bubblewrap

Once the resist was out of the handle I flattened it out and added some huge
basting stitches to hold it that way till it was finished

All edges carefully healed

with very wet soapy fingers

More rolling and pummelling needed

Fully felted, blocked and dried.
I forgot to take a photo of it blocked to dry - I stuffed it with tea towels
to hold it firmly in shape

Nice strong edges.
You can't spend too much time 'healing' your edges..
the better attention you pay to them early, on the nicer the finish will be
The next post will be the last one about this bag :)


foxglovefelts said...

I really like your work and it's great to see
how you make it - so thanks for sharing.

I also loved your Hobbit Hole tea cosies and Wuthering Heights Hat - both favourites of mine. Very inspiring!

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Foxglove :)

Theresa said...

This is fantastic!

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Theresa :)