Yes, the ideas must be tested.
I made a small bag today,
for which I got my inspiration
from Kaffe Fassett's fabric.
First I wanted to use it for the inside
but then I decided that the outside would be fun !
For that I had to go through daughter's stash of pre-felt
and cut out a lot of circles.
Then I had to decide on the size of the bag, not as big as my blue one.
The template was made and I started laying out the wool tops
with another go for an inside pocket
In the end I layed out the coloured pre-felt cicles on the back and the flap.
After quite some elbow grease, kneading and throwing .....
... this was the result :
The circles are a bit faded.
That happens when the prefelt is rather loose
and when you put it on right in the beginning.
( Straighter lines can be achieved with firmer pre-felt
ánd putting it on later in the proces
but ... with the possibility that it won't felt in ... )
This result is okay with me
( although the size I got isn't what I intended ...
but I know what I did do wrong ! )
I don't know yet what I will do tomorrow :
I start a feather to send to Jude !
a lovely gentle result. maybe you will felt a feather?BeantwoordenVerwijderen
You make me so want to try my hand at felting, Els! Beautiful colors in you little bag. And thanks for sharing Jude's magic feather collaboration - I may chime in on that on - always have loved embroidering. -susBeantwoordenVerwijderen
Oooo! I love your bag! the colors are fantastic.BeantwoordenVerwijderen
I like the way the lines have softened. I do like crisp clear lines as well, but I like how this makes your work even more different, while still connected to your inspiration!
And intrigued by the feather...
You achieved an amazing result. Kaffe's mixed and match!BeantwoordenVerwijderen