Felting bag and shibori dyeing

Felting time ! yeah. I really love to teach the felting and yesterday was a nice day as 3 ladies came to learn how to felt a bag and afterwards shibori dye it. Luckily for me all of the ladies had several years of experience so i was able to learn them some more special additions on the bag. This workshop is suitable for beginners too, but  with the special additions it takes more time and we wil not get everything felted on time. 

First ofcourse starting with a self made resist, drawing and cutting. After that we started with felting a rope as handle, a button/ bead as closure. Then we took off with layering the white wool added the rope and closure bead too. 

In the end we added some glass stones, covered it again with wool and started felting. By that time it was lunch time so we all sat down for a nice fresh cooked soup and baked off bread.

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When they continued felting again I prepared the  first dye bath, which was going to be Yellow. Here the results of the white felted bags. 

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They became wrapped up like this: 


and into the dye...... left them there for some time, meanwhile we looked into my felting bookcollection. 

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And tadaa!! The result after the first dye bath

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and after the second bath : 


And after the third dyebath which was red they became like this: 

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They were all very happy with their bags and I hope they wil send me a picture of their finished bags after they embroidied the glass beads.

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4 Comments for Felting bag and shibori dyeing

Terriea | January 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Each of different colors and each is unique . Felted with stone is pretty.

Lidwina Charpentier | January 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Kim it is gorgious!!!!!! this litle bags and then the collors !!!!! You have somthing to teach here!!!!

zed | January 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

They turned out really nice :)

Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right | January 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

The bags turned out beautifully Kim….The participants must have been thrilled! Hope you’ll post more photos if they send pics with the embroidery.

Hope you have a great day.

Big hugs,

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