Nicola Brown | Nuno felted tote
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Nuno felted tote

Nuno felted tote

Felted tote bag with detatchable corsage
Felted tote bag with detatchable corsage

I am really exhausted this evening as I have had another training session for my tourism course and have been trying to tidy my house in preparation for tomorrow morning’s workshop, obviously it is the tidying up that has worn me out!!  The weather has been really unsettled as well making it difficult to take photos so I thought that I would share my recently made tote bag as I hope the reciepient has recieved it in the post by now.  This bag is the one that I made as part of an exchange organised through Ravelry, a great forum for meeting other fibre minded friends.  I knew the type of bag that my swap buddy would like and also some of her favourite colours.  She also said that she was a casual kind of person but could be persuaded to be funky, hence the felt corsage!  I followed a pattern from one of my books (can’t think of the name at the moment but will add it later) cutting out a resist and a silk lining then laying 6 really fine layers of merino on top of the silk encased plastic.  The surface was then decorated with loads of cut/torn pieces of silk chiffon and I also used quite a bit of gold mulberry silk to add some depth.  With this method there was about 35% shrinkage so you can imagine that I started out with a pretty big package.  I LOVED the result, so much so that I would actually like to have kept the bag for myself if I hadn’t already designed it for my buddy!!  The nuno felted corsage adds a fun touch (I think) and I definitely will make a few of these again and put them up on my Etsy shop.

Nicola Brown
  • Deb Seeger
    Posted at 22:09h, 27 April Reply

    Hey Nicola,

    You have to be the most active person I know…..most of my friends say such about me. HAHA I am always amazed at the next thing you are creating/doing. Love the bag even though browns are not on top of my list. I do enjoy the thought of the combo materials and how lovely it turned out.

    You are awesome lady!!!!!

  • Chrissie Day
    Posted at 07:08h, 28 April Reply

    Hi love the bag and the creative photography the colours remind me of ‘fall’.
    You certainly know how to keep busy

  • Rebekah
    Posted at 06:53h, 21 November Reply

    I love this bag! I would like to make one in this size? You did an amazing job!
    Have you been able to think of where you saw the pattern?
    Thank you

    • Nicola
      Posted at 21:47h, 06 January Reply

      Hi Rebekah, I loved felting this bag too, I can visualise the book the instructions were in but for the life of me I can neither find it or remember the title. Sorry!

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