Today I learned about the fascinating craft of creating knit felted bags. These unique accessories are crafted through a combination of knitting and felting, resulting in a dense, matted fabric that’s both beautiful and durable.
First, an oversized bag is knitted using wool or a wool-blend yarn, as these materials felt the best.
Next, the bag is subjected to a felting process, using either a washing machine or manual hand felting. This involves moisture, heat, and agitation to interlock the fibers, giving the bag its distinctive appearance.
Drying and Shaping
The felted bag is then reshaped and allowed to dry, often stretched over a form or stuffed to achieve the desired shape.
- Durability: The felting process adds sturdiness.
- Appearance: Felted bags offer a unique texture.
- Versatility: You can create different shapes and sizes, adding embellishments as desired.
Care for these bags involves hand washing in cold water and air drying to maintain their form.