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Needle-felted Messenger Bag

Sculpting with wool fiber to make this bag

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Needle felting is the art of drawing or sculpting with wool fiber as the medium and a special barbed needle as the applicator.
Finished Size: 15" wide, 11 1/2" tall, and 3 1/2" deep, after felting.
Yarn: Louet Riverstone (100% wool; 193 yd [176 m]/100 g): #53 caribou (brown, MC), 4 skeins; #55 willow (green), #26 crabapple (pink), #21 grey, #58 burgundy, and #35 mustard, 1 skein each.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 14 sts and 19 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles before felting.
Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm). Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): straight and set of 4 doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable markers; tapestry needle; 2" D-rings; felting needle (36 gauge); Louet roving: 1/2 oz each of brown, willow, and rose; foam felting block; 1 cup hot, soapy water; 1 to 2 tsp soap, such as Eucalan or Soak wool wash.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Gifts, Winter 2007

SKU: EP1464

Author/Speaker/Editor: Leigh Radford

Format: eProject