Crafty By Nature Entry by Janet Metzger

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front of completed bag with recycled applique from old discarded pillow. needle felted using salvaged wool yarn from old sweater. 
back of completed shoulder bag showing needle felting embellishment
lining made with remnant throw away pieces.
original felted sweater pieces
front of completed bag with recycled applique from old discarded pillow. needle felted using salvaged wool yarn from old sweater. 

front of completed bag with recycled applique from old discarded pillow. needle felted using salvaged wool yarn from old sweater. 

To my eyes this bag has a very autumn folkart look to it. I rescued an old wool sweater from Goodwill and felted (fulled) it. I then cut it up to construct the bag body. The front and back were needle felted in a curly design reusing yarn from an old sweater. The applique leaf and crow were salvaged from a discarded pillow also from Goodwill. The lining is a remnant fabric sample piece from a local design house. I hope you agree this bag has a very earthy feel to it.


Pattern or design used: My own design - janet Metzger
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