A few days ago I found the first bright red leaf
of one of the trees in our garden.
I thought that a bit early
for halfway August !
But you never know for sure with this time of the year
all of a sudden the earth smells different,
a lot more spiders hanging around
(to catch you in the morning, when you're not aware of them yet)
a little earlier dark in the evening
Yes, certainly the first signs
of the change from summer to autumn.
Perhaps thát's why I chose these colours for a new bag
the day before yesterday
flaming autumn colours
( well ... I also like red hair ! )
And for this bag Fiona gave me a little push towards "nuno" felting again.
Daughter and I collected a lot of thin vintage shawls
in all different colours, but most of the time
we use them for nuno felted shawls or wraps.
For this bag I found a matching colour shawl
and although it's not silk, it did okay.
On the bottom and on the flap I joined some felted "tails"
For the front and the back I used four thin layers of wool roving
so now the size turned out better than with the red "Kaffe Fassett" bag
one third shrinkage is what we get most of the time
when we do all things right
( that's why we make the template so much bigger )
So after rinsing out the soap properly
and a bit of vinegar in the last rinsing water
I left it drying a bit in the bathroom
But I had to look how it fits to my new socks
( up till the toe in yesterday's Stitch'nBitch company and on the fast ferry,
and the last tip this morning )
well .. quite a match
( but if someone might like it very much I might sell it )
The strap for this bag is still in the making,
like the one for the red "not - a - clutch" bag.