Friday, January 29, 2010

Needle felted purse

Now here is a wonderful original purse . . . you won't find another walking down the street towards you!

There are a variety of fibres needle felted onto a base of cotton batting and muslin . . . fabrics are felted first and then yarns, roving, silk rods, silk fibres, tussah, mohair curls,and ribbons are felted on top . . . then some hand embroidery and beading have been added to embellish it some more. Click on the photo to see more detail.

The purse is lined with a piece of hand-painted cotton that has been textured with metallic paint . . . and the strap is hand spun yarn by a local fibre artist friend who used thin strips of recycled silk along with the other fibres to create this unusual yarn that is perfect for this bag.

It is all a veritable feast for the senses and will be a source of much discussion as a sample when I take it to show the needle felting class I am teaching soon.

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