Thursday, 19 April 2007

My Favourite Bag

As a general rule, I'm not a bag lady,
but I love this one!
I wet felted it from natural corriedale and merino fleece and it has leather handles. It's been made in two halves, has been stitched together by hand and lined with cotton. I love it. It's always full of something and goes with me just about everywhere!
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Tuesday, 10 April 2007

It's Easter!

I made these little chickens in eggs for gifts this year with a small chocolate egg hidden inside with the chicken. Looked sweet tied up with a bow.
Both the chicken and the egg have been wet felted. The egg has been built up using an egg shaped resist which was later removed...............Had lots of fun...!

What is felting?

"FELT" The Essential Macquarie Dictionary meaning:

"A non woven fabric of wool, fur or hair matted together by pressure"

Fibres can be manipulated with the use of soap, water, friction and heat variations ..........or the use of barbed needles to create many interesting, practical and wearable things.

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