Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Just thought I'd upload pictures of my progress on the International Tote Exchange bag. Just waiting on a pair of bamboo handles and some lining fabric to finish it off.

Before felting















After felting















I am so amazed at the loopy fuzziness that comes out of the washing machine after 20mins of hot swooshing with a pair of jeans. I can't stop looking at it and feeling it's fuzzy texture. The bag actually stands up nicely by itself, but wasn't very dry in the pics so needed some help.

I also made my first set of stitch markers to go with my first knitted bag. My exchange pal likes green, so hopefully these go down well.


I have begun quilting the BOL quilt, but it has to come out again as the colour is too revealing. I chose a varigated green cotton but the dark bits are too dark, and not the best for a beginner like me! It will show up all my slip ups!!! I am going to buy some camoflaged thread tomorrow so it's all ready for an all nighter sewing session on Friday night.

7 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh Joy - It looks great felted up. I love the effect of felting! Will have to give it a go when I can find someone with a top loader!

celia said...

well done! I like the chevron pattern on the bag. i have a front loader now and have not made anything felted since then!

Natalie said...

Wow, the bag looks fantastic, what a difference the felting makes! I love the stitch markers too and your quilt is looking fantastic!

Cass said...

Lovely bag Joy. The quilt is looking good too

Helen said...

Wow Joy! I'm amazed at the difference it comes up when felted! How incredible! Looks great!

ingrid said...

Lovely bag, the colours are so pretty!

Lily said...

Wow that is amazing the difference felting makes!!!!

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