Claire Fairall Designs, 82 Knighton Lane,Leicester,LE2 8BE
Knitted large and shrunk into felt by washing - This bag is a fascinating project
Once felted, this strong but stylish bag will hold all your magazines neatly together.
The Chunky felted cable pattern blends into the strong handles, creating a seamless design.
Felted Magazine Bag
The art of Knitting, Issue 14
Use 100% virgin or Felting/ Filz wool to make sure your knitting shrinks when you wash it!
This Magazine bag is truly enormous before its felted!
I love working with felted designs,the filz wool shrinks when washed at 40 degrees and transforms almost magically into thick strong felt.
I created this pattern using two strands of yarn throughout, when this shrinks it makes the really thick firm felt necessary for a bag this large.
I stitched all the bag sections together before felting it in my washing machine, this gave the finished bag a better, crisper shape at the edges.