Again I received a complimentary jute tote bag for my wool order from World of Wool. That's my second bag I did something to enhance from plain to colorful.
One side done with embroidery.....
the other side of Indian silk with my leaves prints - fabric given by my facebook friend while we're doing natural prints in Canada last Nov.
一個平凡的黃麻布袋贈品, 加點新意, 用零碎羊毛及自家印染碎布料, 隨意做些剌繡就成為獨特的購物手提袋.
This is the original jute bag received, just plain without pockets but it's good of natural materials
I got from stash the jute square bought years ago, tore the "not-so-good" natural printed silk scraps into strips and some bits & bobs of wool felt.....
Started the stitches / embroidery....
I've no idea of stitches, just done the "loose and twisted knots", may be I call them "crazy knots". I squeezed the crinkle chiffon to make the sheep body and black wool for the head.
My blog friends Rachel (Virtuosewadventures) and Judy (Stitching & Blooms) do amazing stitches & embroidery. They're inspiring.
With little water wet felted the green wool for grasses and leaves.
Fixed the leaves firmly with the jute string pulled from the edges of the jute fabric.
Final touch with brushes of acrylic painting on the surface - my graffiti !
Assessed by Mogi...
till he's pleased with it.....
Sewing it...... again monitored by the brat .
First off tested by the brat...... make sure it's firm and in good shape.
Yap, it's sturdy and strong enough to carry lots of these books.
Enough room for shopping and with the isolated pockets for wallets, keys or phone, this is a all purposes tote bag.
I'm pleased with the original shape that I can easily sew the hemp and silk fabrics on both sides, then the inside pocket.
A tote bag with few pockets
Enhanced two bags of both sides.
That's it, how easy to transform to an OOAK bag !
Today I went to an island for the shots together with a natural printed art book. A girl was so interested in the pages of leaves prints. Details of making the art book in the coming days.