Sunday, 19 July 2009

Flames - Resist bag

For the past couple of days I have been working on this resist bag. Its the first time I have made a bag or used a resist.

The above picture is of the foam resist covered in wool prior to felting.

The pattern that I used for the bag advised to cut out handles out of the felt then roll over the edges to expose the lining colour. I couldn't bare to cut holes in the felt I had spent so long making so decided to make a strap for the bag by plaiting raw wool. The felt was too thick to be able to roll outwards around the edges so I decided to sew a little detail into the bag to help define its shape. I made threads by twisting some of the raw wool together.

The above picture is the reverse side of the bag before being shaped with a stiff base to help the bag stand up.

Here is the reverse side of the bag after shaping and a stiff base being added.

This is my favourite side of the bag. The colours remind me of fire. I'm not sure what I will do to the bag next. Maybe I will add some magnetic buttons to help it close and some beads. I might add a lining to the bag, if I do, I have been considering a blue lining, like the centre of a flame on a Bunsen Burner. I will leave it how it is for a few days until I decide how best to finish this project off.

The theme for this bag was fire which reminds me of Guy Fawkes and revolution. I'd like to share a weblink for 'Sarah Jones's Revolution!' I hope you enjoy :)


T said...

Hey Jasmine, your first bag is much better than my first bag was. I like the beautiful bright colours. Well done...

Jasmine said...

Thank you T x

Anwarünya said...

you did a great job on it.
de colours are wonderfull:))

ArtSparker said...

I love braiding (plaiting), very satisfying. Looks good!

Tammie Lee said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time, making fantastic things!

Caio Fernandes said...

you know ... to follow your blog is meking me feel like to change some things here in my house . for better , sure .
those last 3 posts are realy inspiring .

Jasmine said...

Thank you Caio. Your blog is fantastic as it is. Always something interesting to discuss and muse over.