Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I did not make any resolutions for the new year.. well maybe one .. to live each day as it comes!! 

This first week of the year I enjoyed my wet felting class and learning new techniques.  I learned felting in layers, using silk for the inside to make it more solid, and adding resist. I did choose to make a  small bag, using the resist for inside bag and for adding an extra pocket. After finishing the felting part I added lots of details, the result showing in the next pictures. The shape is a long triangle, folded in the middle. The pointy part holds enough space for a mobile phone, the other side for purse, keys..   The extra pocket on the back side (lined with cotton) for credit card..or whatever you like to carrie with you.

 Extra pocket closes with zipper.
On the inside I embroidered the words  "I love Teddy Bears" 
Inside another zipper.
For the corner I made a bear head and arms with the purpose to close the bag.
To close push the felted ball..
Through the bear`s arms. 
Would you be interested to purchase this bag, please contact me private at I can sent the bag not before 17 January though, as that is my next class, and rule is to bring and show the finished creations.
I enjoyed combine this wet felting project with my bears very much !!  Hope you like the combination too.


BluMoon said...

Hello Berta, what a fun idea I enjoy needlefelting but haven't done any lately. Its nice to see you here.

rkr4cds said...

Berta - this is such an innovative idea - combining yet again many of your multiple talents in many different textile fields! I love it!
Such a clever method for closing and a secure method for safe-keeping your wallet inside too!
You never cease to amaze and inspire me with your fresh new ways to look at every-day things.
Cheers & good Health in 2011!

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

This is something I have always wanted to learn. Your bag is really beautiful.

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ThReAdTeDs® said...

Thanks for the lovely comments for the purse. The purse did found a great home, the lady who purchased it was over the moon. I have ideas for another only need the time..