Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My first felting!!!!

I just did my first felted purse--this is SO much fun! It's like magic, how it works! I made mistakes, of course--Fran, you warned me that it would shrink, but when I was knitting, it seemed just huge...but I underestimated just how much it would shrink. But I don't like carrying a big purse, anyway, so this will be fine.

I cannot get over how much the appearance changes--and this first time worked out so well, even on a non-exotic Lion wool. Can't wait to see how the Kureyon does!

I got impatient and felted this before I'd done the I-cord, partly because I had this cool satiny cord I thought I'd use--but I'm doing the I-cord now, just to practice on to see how much it will shrink.

Cannot WAIT to try the next felting project!!!!



Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

OMG, Jean!!!!!!!!!!! That is beyond fabulous. You are clearly a felting savant! Jealously yours, BB

11:19 PM  
Anonymous kacey said...

Felting is so much fun! I think my first project was a Booga Bag a few years ago out of Kureyon. Still get compliments on it. I've done a ton of felted clogs. And one seriously pathetic looking "evening bag".

Glad to find some other writer/knitters!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

Oh, Jean, the bag is beautiful! Love the satin cord, too. I've thought about trying a different cord, just because it's different. Now I'm really inspired. Pat yourself on the back, lady!

12:49 PM  
Blogger LauraP said...

That's gorgeous! You're tempting me to try a felted bag. Oh, gee, another project to plan...whoopee!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

LOL, BB...I think it's more a case of 'better to be lucky than good.'

Thanks, Fran and Laura--the satin cord was one I'd had around for eons, no idea where I picked it up or why, but when I remembered it, I just had to try it. So glad you like it!

Kacey, welcome!

8:15 AM  

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