Saturday, 27 March 2010

windows on blue - knit felt bag

This bag was made using yarns in various tints and shades of blue and mauve. The colours are mixed by combining different yarns, a bit like mixing paints really, to achieve the various shades and changes of colour.

Most of these yarns came from a local charity (thrift) shop.

The bag was knitted by hand and then felted in the washing machine - theres a post on how to do this here, which also has a link to the website where I got the pattern which I adapted for this bag.

This is a kind of quirky little bag, the intarsia knitting method has given the felt a lattice-sort of texture and 3-dimensionality - a bit of a life of its own.

There is one little pocket on the outside - knitted and felted as part of the bag

and suitable for a mobile phone, or tickets or... other little things...

The bag is finished by hand and lined with vintage fabric - turquoise seersucker with black linen facing and edging - with 2 internal pockets in a batik seersucker fabric.

Here is the bag inside out showing the lining, facing and pockets:

The bag fastens closed with a vintage button:

The measurements are: about 10 inches/25.5cm across, measured flat, and 10.5 inches/27cm from the top edge to the base. The base is 4 inches/10.5cm by 9.5inches/24cm.

The handles are 27.5inches / 70 cm long, and have a black linen grip for extra comfort.

The auction begins at 9am on Monday March 29th, and will end at 9pm Monday 5th April, New York time. The highest bidder at that time will win.

Bids start at $35 please.

Postage would be: UK - $3.20 (1st class); Europe - $4 airmail; Worldwide outside Europe - $7 airmail; $3.50 surface mail.
Airmail worldwide from the UK should take about 5-7 days, surface mail can take from 6 weeks though is sometimes quicker.

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