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Old 01-08-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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FO- Zig Zag Felted Purse .. AKA Beautiful Disaster
I had a nice long description typed up...then my 2 yr old erased it...UGH..

This experiment is a combination of the My Little Companion pattern and the Zara Scarf pattern. The Zara Scarf is very cool...but being in stockinette stich it curled terribly. I did not think blocking would solve it. I really liked the technique in the scarf, however, and thought it would look great on a felted purse.

Here are the results of my experiment. I changed the measurements of the My Little Companion bag. We'll see how it turns out! I used Noro Kureyon #157 (six skeins!) and 2 skeins of another purple wool (i'll have to find the name) for the zig zag overlay.

Pre-felting measurements are approx 18 wide by 12 deep by 12 high
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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OOOOOH! I cant WAIT to see it felted! Its gonna be GAWGEOUS! When? When? When? When???
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Ohh..forgot to add....I'm felting it NOW. Will post pics later
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:03 PM   #4
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Impressive work!! I can't wait to see it felted!
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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Very nice!! :D
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That's beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product! PLEASE post pics asap!
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Wow, that's gorgeous! I'd love to see how it felted.
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yummmm!!! Brooke, that's gorgeous!!!
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Well.....I definately goofed on my measurements. The zigzag part before felting measured about 13" versus the bottom width of 18". The result is more of an A-line shape. Also, the corners are not where they are supposed to be....so the bottom is funky. It developed little ruffly ridges.

I might cut the bottom section (left and right side) down to size and sew it back together. Or..I'll just enjoy it as it is. I did do a test felt swatch before I started, but I guess it didn't really help me too much on my measurements.

I'll keep experimenting...next time with cheaper yarn
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