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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Purple Purse

After a frustrating day of Illustrating, it was a relief to sit on the couch and finish the straps on this purse. I was determined to finish this project before the Olympics start tomorrow night.

The finished, unfelted size was 22 inches long (38 inches including the straps!!) and 12 inches wide. I had to take a picture with this ruler!

After felting, the purse is 14 inches long (25 including the straps) and 8 inches wide.

I love the "post felting" look. The only downside to felting is the wet wool smell that permeates the house for several hours.

After felting, I stuffed the purse with plastic bags to create the shape. (This is the white stuff sticking out of the bag in the picture). No matter how I stuffed and pulled on the purse, I kept getting this hourglass shape. Can you see it? Very feminine!

It will take 1-2 days to dry and then it will be mailed to my Mom in TN.


Here's a close-up of the novelty yarn top (pre and post felting).


At 6:01 PM, Blogger DtDtKty said...

Wow....the purse came out great!!! It looks awesome. I know that your mom will love it.

Love, H

At 6:10 PM, Blogger revrose said...

Wow, I can't wait for the purse to arrive. Thanks little daughter! Love, Mom


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