I cannot resist the opportunity to have a go at a new skill, especially one that I can blend in with the other textile work I do. So when I saw Creative BumbleBee at Sandringham a few weeks ago was holding another course in Leicester, I just had to sign up. I have done needle felting and had a play with merino wool in the embellisher, as well as producing a disastrous welt felted scarf that stands up on it's own, but the opportunity to learn from a master was too good a chance to miss (even if it does mean getting up at an ungodly hour on a Sunday!)
So last Sunday I got up early and packed up the MX5 and headed over to Leicester to do the Handbag and Flower Corsage course with Maria.
It was a brilliant day spent with some great women, and I learnt so much. One thing that I really appreciated was that we created a finished piece on the day, rather than a collection of samples or something I have to finish at home.
So we made a bag and a corsage. I chose purple and lime green as my two colours and they just popped!
I made my corsage so that I could attach it to the bag and wear them together, or take it off and pin it to my favourite coat.
So here is my bag with the corsage attached...
Here is the inside which I did in lime with little purple dots on it.
This is a closeup of the corsage on it's own.
It seems that I am not the only one who likes my bag...