Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Felt Purses

Ok since I can't figure out how to get the pictures and text to go where I want this is my second purse made with a shetland merino blend. I've found out that most of the shetland felts just fine without the merino so I'm not doing that anymore. This purse has a silk nuno felt inlay with nuno felt pockets on the inside for phones and stuff.

Now on to the first picture!

In June our local alpaca breeders are having a big alpaca sale at Kay's place not far from our valley. I'll be setting up a booth to teach spinning on a wheel or a drop spindle and will be able to sell things I've been making with my wool. These are a few of the felt purses I've finished this winter.

This purse has shetland wool (Shay, one of my ewes) as the main wool, the dyed wool is BFL I dyed in roving. There is also yarn pieces and some prefelt merino felted in the design. The top edge is I-cord from yarn spun with the BFL and beads.


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Very nice Mim! I love your felting, makes me want to learn how, but that loom in the other room is telling me its next :)
When I come down, if youd like, I will show you how to place your pictures...

Sharon said...

What a great backdrop your log walls make to show off that wonderful felt work of yours~

Ray said...

I'm not really Ray, but he is the one with the blog! Your purses are beautiful. My favorite is the one on top. You are truly an artist! Vicki J