Sun Satchel A felted Bag in Progress

This is the project so far. I am kind of halfway, need to make the other side. So far I have not had any problems with the pattern. It can be a bit confusing with the numbering.

I am using mostly natural yarns, lots of alpaca, few dyed yarns, The red is my kettle dyed yarn, and the black could be dyed as well.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely, Andy. It will be interesting to see how it felts. The sunrays should make for great texture, I think.

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Kerry's picture

It's a great looking design Andy, Stephen West is one of my favourite designers.

Aaronknits's picture

Lovely choice of colors Andy. This bag is on my to do list, along with a number of other Stephen West designs.

AKQGuy's picture

Lovely colors Andy. I really like how deep red your kettle dye is, mind telling sharing what dye you used?

Crafty Andy's picture

The trick with the red is that it was mordant with alum cream of tartar, the dyes are Jacqard Acid dyes, cherry red and a bright yellow. Some vinegar about 1/4 cup per 100 grams involved, and they sat on a crock pot for about 12 hours in low heat until the water was clear.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

!2 hours of simmering...Wow! No wonder it is so vibrant. The great thing about a crockpot is even temperature and relatively inexpensive to use, energywise.

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paulrdallas's picture

Very cool!