Sunday, 10 November 2013

Machine Knitted Felt - Bag with Leaves

The next week is going to be hectic preparing for and giving two different workshops and attending a small show.  The first workshop is lots of different shape and size bags with Machine Knitted Felt applique.  The images show one of the sample bags made from 100% cotton.  The cotton is purchased from my local patchwork shop as they have a huge range of plain coloured fabric, just right for bags as the fabric is firm.  The leaves are made from Machine Knitted Felt, plain and hand dyed and also 30% wool, 70% viscose felt which is also hand dyed.  The leaves could easily be made with hand made wet felt or needlefelt.  The hand stitching is Stem Stitch and French Knots.  The wonderfully textured squiggly stitch in the middle is Detached Buttonhole Stitch which is sometimes called Drizzle Stitch.

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