Tracey's Journal

This is just a place for me to post some pictures, write a few lines, and hopefully share some of my crafts.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Post-felted! What happened????


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I don't know what happened to this bag. It was supposed to be 100% wool, but it sure didn't felt at all. Anybody have any ideas?

Post-felted


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I love these bags, they are so cute. The red one fits my phone perfectly. All I have left to do is sew on the buttons. :)

Pre-felted bags


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Saturday, March 25, 2006

First Felting Project

Well I finally took the plunge and did some felting. I used Crystal's flat bottom bag method (http://crystalkini.blogspot.com/) to make 3 different felted bags with 3 different brands/types of yarn. I did one with Patons classic wool (red), and one with Jo-Ann's Sensations Bellezza Collection Dolcetto which is a wool/cotton blend (purple/pink), and the final one with Jo-Ann's Sensations Bellezza Collection Tesoro which is 100% wool (purple).

The Patons did great, as did the Dolcetto (blend), but unbelievably the Tesora (wool) stretched all out of shape and grew at least twice as big. I would have thought the wool/cotton blend wouldn't have felted well, but it felted beautifully. I've also got a small bag going, and I'll get pictures of it up soon. :)

Friday, March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

This is my first post to my first ever blog. I'm hoping to post pictures of my various craft works. I'm not usually a very verbose person on-line, but hopefully this will change that. :)
 
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