Thursday, October 22, 2009

Felted Bag and its inspiration

I finished another felted bag. This one is slightly larger than my previous ones.

This is what it looked like before I felted it.
Before felting this measured 29 1/2 inches high and 24 inches wide. After felting it measured 21 1/2 inches high and 19 inches wide.

This sweater was the inspiration for the pattern on the bag.

This was also an inspiration for the bag. This vintage serape I purchased is a very important piece to me. It is very similar to the one my Mom had on our cedar chest and was one of the most important things that influenced the way I use color. This is about 1/4 the size of my Mom's but is uses colors in the very same way.

I was not copying either of these items, I just let them influence the way I used my yarns.
I also was working with a limited amount of yarn and had to "make it work" as Tim Gunn would say. I actually got out my gram scale when I was working on the I cord for the straps and weighted and divided the amount I had of each color to make a mirror image strap.

Since this is one of my favorite ways to use color and lizards is my favorite puzzle cut I just had to use it for this puzzle.
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Leslie said...

Very Kewl! Love your inspiration pieces as well.

Dolores said...

My serape has turquoise in it. I grew up with it but have no idea where it came from. It is now hanging on the wall behind me but my mom cut off the fringe years ago. I think it may have gotten ratty looking.

brenco1 said...

What a wonderful color combination. Your work is excellent and I appreciate your color sense. Frist time to your site, but I will be back

Mary Stori said...

You ought to market these Kay.....I love it!!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Unfortunately these are as labor intensive as a quilt. I spent a week or two full time knitting and then felting this one.
No one could afford to pay me to make one of these!!!

Meg said...

And you knit TOO!!! Wow! Love these Kay.