Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nunofelted shibori silk

Last month I blogged about a shibori workshop that I'd attended and had quite a few pieces of fabric at the end of it.  One of those was a black piece of silk georgette that I had put marble resists into then discharged the dye.  The resulting discharged silk was lovely in itself but I felt that I probably would never do anything with it as silk.
I decided to nuno felt that piece with black wool batts so that I could make it into a bag .....of course.
I managed to get very little distortion of the silk during the process to allow the pattern still to be evident:

I ended up having enough felt to make two bags:

The one on the left is a casual sling / messenger type bag with an adjustable webbing strap.

The other is larger and a bit smarter with purchased handles and a solid base with little purse feet.  The larger one also has a zipped pocket inside and both have magnetic closures.

For those of you in the area, you'll find me next in the Wheel 'n'Weft Christmas sale, Thornleigh community Centre, Thornleigh (29-31 Oct).

1 comment:

ferinn said...

Wow,these look amazing ,you get such a professional finish.