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Sunday, February 22, 2009

2nd knitted felted bag

This was the same pattern as the previous. I used larger needles - and oh it didn't half look saggy and baggy before washing!

And then after a 90' wash, it was quite nice..... but I decided that I wanted it a bit more felted and solid. Another wash at 60' did the job nicely - felting in the machine seems to be a pretty forgiving process, and stretching and pressing the bag on a cake tin helped to square it up and get rid of a couple of bumps and bulges.

Having not thought about pockets when I knitted the previous bag, I gave more thought to this one and picked up and knitted some woollen pockets - one on the outside phone/MP3 size, two on the inside. I tacked some cotton inside the pockets before felting, so that they didn't fuse onto the bag itself.

They worked pretty well, though I do also like the combination of fabric pockets with wool bags.

This bag, the previous, and 2 very different woven bags are on their way to Joyce, and will hopefully be auctioned on her Darfur blog at some stage - keep a look out!


Blogger tut-tut said...

Beautiful. Felting is so satisfying.

6:46 PM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

You can never have enough pockets!
Love the colours of this one.

9:59 AM  
Blogger sharyl. said...

This is SOOSOSOSOOS beautiful, love the felting work, i have done some felting but not so keen/good at the knitting part. This is absolutely beautiful!! good job!

6:46 PM  

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