Oct 11, 2011

Felt Bag "Indian Summer"

It ended.The indian summer. Fortunately I could gather it's colors on the last day in a glass.

Then I felted this bag white and I spilled the colors over the white bag.

It took a night for the colors to get into the fibers. (I saw it. I was sitting there the whole time by the light of a flickering autumn ladybug.)

This dying method is described in the book "How to Dye Wool With Seasons and Moods".
Don't start searching for it. It's not on the market now.

You get a fall poem instead:

Leaves by Elsie N. Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

Oct 5, 2011

Lichen bag - felted

Lichens sometimes are composite organisms consisting of a symbiotic organism composed of a fungus (the mycobiont) with a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont), usually either a green or blue alga. The morphology, physiology and biochemistry of lichens are very different from those of the isolated fungus and alga in culture. Lichens occur in some of the most extreme environments on Earth—arctic tundra, hot deserts, rocky coasts, and toxic slag heaps.


I felted on everything, there is nothing sewn.

In the inside I felted two smaller pockets.

On the front side there are different textiles included: green organza which shines wonderful, gaze, unraveld pullover.

Aug 28, 2011

Small Felt Bag Matching a Cocktail Dress

In that case it is not the Little Black Dress but the Little Black Bag for the not really LBD.

To make it even practical I felted in two pockets colored like the dress.

What I couldn't catch on the photos: that parts where the embroidery is, is felted of wool carded with glittering fibers, so it shines nicely.

...and felt bags CAN look also elegant not only eco-aunt-like. (Don't throw at me, I heard this from others.)

Aug 21, 2011

Sunny Felt Box With Nuno Felt Inlays

I felted in organza, gauze, silk, yarns, crochet and curly wool.

So the sun doesn't only shine on T.V.- Please tell that Morten if you se him.

Aug 15, 2011

Felt boots and felt slippers from Moscow

In Moscow it's verrry cold in winter. So people wore felt boots a longer time ago. Now they only wear felt slippers at home.
I show you the ones I saw in Moscow.

At first a bad example. It's ok to be proud of your felt slippers when you are a beginner and these where your first ones. Than I will be happy with you and perhaps give you some advice for the next time if you prefer.
But how can someone sell things like these?! Poor buyer. Will not be happy for a long time with these fluffy prefelt-slippers...

And now the good ones. They are not my style but the surface embellishment methods are inspirating.

1. Felt combined with crochet

3. Maschine stitched motifs sewed on the felt.4. Stencil printing - or whatever it is called in English - combined with beads. I would try it with textile or acrylic paint. Or do you have another idea?

5. A lot of sequins and beads on the black felt boot.
6. Motif cut off a fabric and sewed on and combined with beads.
7. Felt with zipper - in a different way :-)
Do you feel how new ideas crawl out of your mind?

Aug 10, 2011

A Bit of Moscow

Some not so usual impressions from my Moscow travel.


Moscow City - don't miss it if you are there!

Streets with 10-12 lanes - totally normal.

Red star as underground station

"Stalin's Empire Style"

Underground crossing - one of more metro wonders


Red Square in the evening sun

Nice parks

May 3, 2011

Felt Bag From Russia With Love

I loved a lot making this bag and now I felted a similar one (with more green) for two exhibitions in Moscow. But I forgot taking pictures of it except some details. Sometimes in December I will get it back... :-)
Bye bye bag and have a nice trip!
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