Thursday, May 03, 2007

Spring Felted Bag Exchange Contest Question

How did you get interested in felting? Did you learn it from someone, see a bag you liked? Just want to try something new? If you have a picture of your first project, please include it!

I first became interested in felting about 2 yrs ago. My husband's step aunt knits, felts & sells her bags & she got my mother in law interested & she, in turn, got me hooked. My first bag was the red & black bag from Bags, A Knitter's Dozen. Sadly my fragile ego wouldn't let the pictures survive! I paid NO attention whatsoever to the felting instructions & it got REALLY small! I did manage to get it stitched up & attached a handle. I do get compliments when I use it but it could have been so much better had I taken the time to really learn more about felting prior to making the bag! I tell myself that one of these days I will remake the bag the way it was meant to be made!!


Lacey said...

I knit the ugliest impression of a Noni bag with my first felted project. I wanted to make a shoulder bag out of it, so I knit and felted a handle on that sucker too. Boy, is it ugly! I have a bunch of felted flowers I also made to go around the outside, can't bring myself to finish it, too ugly for words!

Again with the taking the pattern as a mere guideline. :P

Anonymous said...

Hi, its your SP
I have a bunch of ugly stuff too that I won't take pics of.
Hope you are well.
You might wanna check your junk mail folder. I sent you an email and a somethinsomethin

lauriec said...

Hello SP!

I just deleted everything in my junk folder (I don't check it first). Can you resend?

**Hee! My SP left me a message!!!!!!!!**

Anonymous said...

I resent it!
For some reason, yahoo sees fit to stick me in with the junk...
Go fish me out LOL
if you don't get it, leave another message.. Ill switch to my yahoo acct