Monday, April 13, 2009

Felted Bags

This is a close up of my is 100% wool, I am learning that the alpaca felts much nicer. The gal who took the class with me, Deb, I think...she chose on skein of 100% wool and the other was 50% wool and 50% alpaca and it felted better than mine. I guess that I could re felt it, but I am just going to make a lining a nice big felted button. The icord was fun to make and went quickly.
Here we are pre felt process. When I get back from Ohio, I get to start on my afghan, am really excited about this project. Should take me a while and will learn more stuff doing it too. Hope I am not biting off more than I can chew. I am always up for a challenge. Speaking of challenges, I started another paper piece was on the cover of Quilt Maker years ago, the cardinal wall hanging. My last bird was definitely easier than the first that is for sure. I am getting better at the paper piecing too. I find if I fold the sew line and trim a quarter of an inch, makes placement of the next fabric easier and no trimming again. Something else to work on when I get back from Ohio. Have a great week everybody!


Lisa Boyer said...

I think I remember that cardinal quilt--it's a cutie! I'm just so tickled that you knit now; felting is fun. I've only done it once, but it's so much fun to see the before and after product. Have you joined Ravelry yet?? You MUST. It's fabulous.

Have fun in Ohio!

Liz said...

I thinks it looks good. Did you knit the I cord?

susan said...

yes i did knit the was a little wierd to start but fun and easy and fast!