I jest!

It’s very pleasing to start the week with a successfully completed project. I put my jester work bag through the washing machine again on Saturday (60ΒΊC long wash, along with a pair of jeans and my swimming towel to provide some effective agitation) and it felted beautifully:

It’s worth remembering that this was knitted, so it started life looking like this:

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Jester work bag pieces pre-felting

Once it was felted, I draped in over a jam kettle to dry into approximately the right shape:

And then, all that remained this morning was to attach the bells to complete the jester theme:

And this is why it’s a work bag not a handbag (turn your speakers on):

So, thank you Sheepfold for a lovely kit… British wool, fun to make, fabulous colours.

 

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  1. That is GORGEOUS! And I think it makes a perfect day-to-day bag – you’ll be easy to track if you wander off and get lost….

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  2. Its lovely and were I not on a no yarn purchase year I would be very tempted. I will have a birthday though….

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  3. That is so delightfully cute! It looks like a fun way to work.

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    • It was really enjoyable to make, although I did wonder whether the machine felting the second time might be too harsh since I put it through a long wash cycle. All was well in the end, and it’s made a lovely robust bag.

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  4. Ann

     /  January 9, 2017

    Awesome!

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  5. Lovely! Thanks for sharing the pictures. πŸ˜€

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  6. Pleased to hear it can be done without resorting to a dryer. It looks such fun!

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  7. That’s awesome. Love the bells.

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  8. I love the colours, and the felting process does seem like magic!

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  9. Bit of a case of “She shall have music wherever she goes”? It’s a gorgeous bag!

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  10. Gorgeous colours!!

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  11. Fabulous colors and I love the bells. What a great success. I have never felted anything on purpose, but I’m thinking I should try…

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  12. What a delightful bag! I would have to hide that from the cats around here. It’s soft, warm and it tinkles just so. That’s a great little video.

    I’m with you on the colors; they’re gorgeous. What a fun bag and an entertaining post.

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  13. Now this is why I wish I could use proper wool in my crochet work πŸ™‚

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