Saturday, 22 January 2011

I started designing a new tote last night with the wool felt I picked up form Fabworks that I'm rather pleased with. I haven't worked with this wool felt before and it is a joy. It obviously doesn't fray like cotton fabric, so just a cut and an overlapping sew and it's sorted.

Since I couldn't decide which of the delectable felts that I bought to use, I went for using all 3 - 2 shades of grey and a teal.

I like that there is unity with the teal on both sides, but with the 2 shades of grey making it less perfectly matching.

I lined the tote with my favourite stripy linen and made coordinating handles with it too.

Some sashiko stitching to finish it off and we have a useful seasonal tote. This one is in the shop now and I'm hoping to get to Fabworks this week to get different coloured felt, so if you have any requests give me a shout...

7 comments:

manda mcgrory said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Unfortunately Fabworks don't have any more felt in at all at the moment :(

Justine said...

Lovely lovely! I like it lots! I'm hoping to check out fabworks this week too so let me know when you're going and I'll meet you there!!!

WandaFish said...

Oh, that is a beautiful tote Karen, I love it!
It seems like 100% wool felt is as rare as hens teeth. I've been wondering whether to try some from Clothkits that looks yummy, but it certainly ain't Fabworks price!

Monica said...

perfect winter's tote with a touch of spring!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful design!!!!

Lisanne said...

Just found your blog and it's great! I love working with wool and am all for dying blankets and cutting them up if you can't find the exact wool you want. I look forward to reading through all your past blogs................xx

Jess Carlson said...

Your tote is gorgeous. And hurrah for Fabworks, frankly. I discovered it a few months ago, and even though I live in London, I regularly find my way there!