Friday, June 29, 2007

My first original design

Don’t you love the Noni bag patterns? If you’re not nodding enthusiastically right now, it must be because you haven’t seen them yet – so go check out Noni Patterns.

On the past two Saturdays, my friend R. and I took a wonderful class with Noni herself (Nora Bellows), called “Design Your Own Felted Bag.” And that’s exactly what we did. Nora talked us through the process of looking for inspiration, sketching ideas, and then translating those ideas into knitting patterns. At the second meeting, she shared her tips for finishing – that critical step that makes all her bags look so beautifully handcrafted. And with Nora’s help, I made this beautiful bag:


Here's a photo of the other side, where the colors are somewhat different:


I’m beaming with pride at how well it turned out, and can’t wait to use it. Look at the beautiful silk brocade lining:


and the nifty magnetic snap closure and pocket:


It’s even got feet!



Thanks Nora!

Suzanne’s Felted Lattice Bag
Yarn: 4 skeins of Classic Elite Lush, 4 skeins of Noro Kureyon
Needles: size 11, knitted with 2 strands held together

11 comments:

aija said...

Wow, gorgeous!!!

Abril said...

That's beautiful!

Abril said...

That's beautiful!

Holly said...

It's lovely! Will you be selling the pattern? I would make that! Congrats on your first design.

MayaB said...

I'm in aw! What a beautiful bag!

Batty said...

The bag is gorgeous, and that lining is beautiful enough to be outside material. Wonderful job. Congratulations on your first design!

Rebel said...

OMG - that bag is great! - zuma

sgeddes said...

That is wonderful! A great looking bag.

bradyphrenia said...

wow, it's lovely. great job!

Chele said...

You did a magnificent job. I loved your bag when you brought it to the class. I'm embarassed to say mines isn't finished yet. I don't like sewing and that is what is left. Since the class I have designed two other bags and completed knitting and felting. I really need to get over the fear of sewing. Did rosemary finish her bag? Check out my blg to see the pictured from the class and some of my partially finished bags. Ok, a comment not a story. :-)

Jo said...

That is AWESOME.