felting – first attempt

Yesterday i found this book for £3 in a shop in cambridge, i’ve been wanting to make felt for a while, so it was too good a deal to pass up. After reading it, and one failed attempt (well, not exactly failed…i now have a hat with a hole in), I managed to make this bag, from merino with balwen trim. It looks a lot nicer in real life than in pics…photographing white things is so difficult, i shall attempt to do it properly with my real camera and studio lighting at some point, but for now, the dodgy point and shoot pic at least gives you an idea. Once it’s dry i shall line it, and then decide what to do about a fastening and a handle. feltbag.jpg