Tuesday, January 1, 2008

felted bag completed

My first felted project is now complete and I've learned alot about felting. It was challenging to felt a large bag and impatient to see it dry on day 3 after felting, I tossed it in the drier for 40 minutes. The cotton rope handles appear too thin for this size bag but since they're double stranded, they may be strong enough. The checkerboard pattern area felted more tightly than the rest of the bag and I think it's because there were more strands of yarn i.e. fiber in that area. I knitted an extra piece for the blue stars to use as embellishment.