One of the local art galleries is asking artists to make award plaques from cd’s to be awarded to the winners in the juried show in Sept. (They get a more substantial prize as well, of course) So of course I had to play! 😀 This one is 2 cd’s and a double layer dvd…the purple. I had a heck of a time getting a good picture and they are different colors in different lights so I can’t even tell you which one is the ‘true’ color, so just picked my favorite. I used my little roaster oven that I have for crafts projects to melt them a bit and they were cut on the scroll saw. This one has black beads, the name of which I cannot remember! :angry: and a bit of red foil and the glittered netting.
It was a fun project and there is already an amazing collection of Awards on display at the gallery.
There’s another one below.
This one is 4 cd/dvd’s and some sheer ribbon. Plus the little broach in the center.
Wow! It really felted. I really didn’t think it would get this small. It’s about the same size as the Pink one I wove on the 7″ loom. Well, when it dries I’ll do some embellishing and see what i come up with but I’m going to have to find a new yarn to try to get a bigger bag. The yarn I used to knit the kids purse didn’t felt all that much, so I think I’ll try that next.
But… now I know! :hehe:
This was made on the 12″ tri loom. It is handspun, but out of my stash and it’s been so long I don’t know what the black yarn is. The colored is easter egg dyed cormo and quite a bit finer than the black. I’m about to toss it in the washer with the felting pants so we’ll just have to see what happens. :O
I made another cord braider and used these yarns to weave the handle around a piece of rope to make it both stronger and larger. I’m not intending to felt it. I suppose it will eventually felt just from handling, which will be fine. I think this one may get a gusset in the sides, too, but I’ll decided that when it come out of the washer.
Wish me luck! :laugh:
The Pink Glitz! This is some novelty yarn I bought at the dollar store. Lots of eyelash and glitz. It worked up nicely for this project and only took one skein. It’s Patons Glittallic, a 50 gram skein. The bag needs seven 7″ triangles and a strap. I think there was enough yarn left to have made a rope strap for the bag, but I had been playing with that oriental braiding…kumihimo… I made one of these disc’s from a plastic coffee can lid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO_jaLp5FYI ) and had this long ribbon braid that just happened to match the yarn perfectly so I used it for the strap. It had a lovely dangle of ribbon on one end and I happened to have a little gold hummingbird charm, which I threaded on one ribbon end. I think it makes nice little bag. It could be an evening bag, but glitz & glitter seem appropriate anytime these days. It’s easy to make. The pattern is one in my book Hats & Bags. 🙂
A close up of the tassel of the strap. It is sewn to the front left corner and goes though a loop at the back, then though a loop on the right front corner and is sewn to the right back corner. I came up with this ingenious system all by myself! 😛 I only had the one braid to use as a strap so had to make it work and this seems to. The lining is a found piece that was given to me with some other fabric. I think it is either rayon or silk. Gave it an iron-on backing & a little pocket and it seems to work fine. The colors matched very well, I thought.
I think it’s a young CedarBerry tree. 🙂