On Saturday I gave a workshop at Ivybridge, Devon on how to make bags with Machine Knitted Felt applique. It was a very jolly day with numerous cups of tea and Lemon Drizzle Cake in the morning and Dorset Apple Cake in the afternoon! The ladies worked very hard and were pleased with their creations but at the moment they are still work in progress and will have hand embroidery and embellishments added.
The felt used for the two heart needlecases was originally a jumper purchased from a charity shop and then put in the washing machine and felted. The lady who made the camel coloured bag in the front/centre used antique lace, velvet and a button which originally belonged to her Grandmother. The bag centre/left used floral fabric from which flowers were cut and appliqued and the remaining fabric will be used as a lining.
A great day was had by all and a big thank you to the ladies for their hospitality.