Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shibori Dyed Alpaca Felt Purse

The white alpaca fiber was first needle felted on the Table Top needle felting machine that can be seen at After needle felting I rolled the pieces - wet and soapy - on the rolling machine. Then they tumbled in the dryer - again wet and soapy. I had 7 pieces of felt and I dyed each a different color. Then I wrapped or otherwise folded the pieces to achieve different resist effects. They were then all dyed in the same dye bath - a brownish color.

The bag is lined and leather is sewn on one side of the strap.
The bag is currently on sale at the Tactile Arts Center in Denver Colorado at the 5th Annual "Member Showcase"

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