Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Kirsty Duncan, Complusive Bag Maker at Your Service!

Howdy, everyone! Nice to be here! I feel I am among friends and can share with you my own complusion to make yet another bag. ( Yes, darling, I do know how many I already have.) My primary focus is quiltmaking. I've done it for absolutely ages and teach and design patterns. Just love it! Like many other quilters, I also have gone off on the tangent of bag-making because... well, I hardly have to explain why to YOU, now, do I?

My inaugural post here (thanks to an invitation from the lovely lindiepindie, thank you xx) is the product of my first ever felting class. You can see that the basic construction isn't all that exciting. I began the felting class rather reluctantly (like I REALLY need yet ANOTHER crafting obsession to eat into my time!) and fancied making something very cobwebby and Monet-ish. Ended up with a thick wad of stuff with blobs of colour everywhere. Hmmph.

But when I got it home and looked closer, I decided to free-motion stitch over it and define the flowery shapes a bit more. Much happier with the whole thing after that, I cut two bag panels from the felt and covered a little journal with the scraps.

Won't be felting again, but I can't see myself giving up bags anytime soon bags!



10 Comments:

Anonymous lindiepindie said...

Welcome! That is a pretty bag, and what a stroke of genius to sew over the felt like that - beautiful!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Kirsty, that is a great felted bag. The free motion idea is even better. I am going to remember that with my next felted bag. You really should do more felted bags, yours is really attractive.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Bonnie D. said...

Monet indeed! Love it!

5:09 AM  
Blogger DebbieH said...

The free motion adds so much to the felting. Looks great and makes a very pretty and unique bag!

5:18 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

Fabulous idea, quilting to define the felting! You did a wonderful job.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Brahdelt said...

I absolutely adore your felted bag!!!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I love the bag! Can you please send me the pattern on how to make the bag. I'm new to making bags and I battle to find patterns.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

My email: cindyvander@mweb.co.za

12:57 AM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

That is sooo pretty. I love the free-motion stitching! Welcome to the club!

1:30 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

That last comment was from me
Kimberly
www.thegivingflower.de

1:31 AM  

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