A couple of days ago I promised to let you know which pattern I used as the basis for my autumnal felted tote. The book is ‘How we Felt’ by Carol Huber Cypher (I ordered my copy from Amazon) and the bag is the ‘Ulonga-Bora Tote Bag’ on page 75. This is a great book to buy if you have a little previous wet felting experience. In addition to some helpful felting tips there are 19 projects to create, each one a signature piece from an internationally recognised fibre artist. You get a good feel for the individual artist’s work practice, the reason that it is not for the total beginner is that the steps involved in each project are discussed but not documented in quite the same way as in the majority of books.
Good morning Nicola,
What is that little tool on your washboard? I’ve not seen one, but it looks like a handy gadget…One that no feltmaker’s home is complete without. I’ll add it to my wish list.
Were you able to get your “felting fix” yesterday? I hope so, and can’t wait to see what you made. I had a rather frustrating feltmaking day yesterday. Tried to make an experimental piece…Wanted it to be a really cool hat, but it may turn into a potholder! I’m going to go take a look at it after another cup of coffee. Maybe it will look better after that. Anyway, whether it turns out or not, I had fun in the process and you never know, unless you give it the old college try!
Hope you’re having a great day…Dawn