Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Needle felted felted bag
Needle felting is a very artistic pursuit. I have seen wonderful pieces as thrilling as any painting or sculpture. I myself am at the crayon stage. I knew one of these bags would make a great base for the technique and it does. This bag was knitted with just two strands of yarn. It is not as firm as the 3 strand bag and you can see that the garter stitch is wider than the body of the bag. This was an accident as I was knitting away and not paying attention. So now I know what happens with two strands for an entire bag.
For those who are not familiar with needle felting, there are sharp needles involved. You need to put a small piece of foam inside the bag under where you are working. NEVER work in your lap. The process itself is rather satisfying, like sticking a voodoo doll.
My defense for this bag is that I was having trouble sleeping so I got up in the middle of the night to work on it and you can see the results. I think it looks a little better in real life than in the photo. Hope it doesn't end up on You knit What 2 .