Spinners often have a small knit or felted bag hung on a wheel peg, where they park their wheel oil jar, a fetch-hook, & any stray fluff, cell phone, snacks, scissors & such. Here at Whimsical Ewe we find the bitty size of these bags is a wonderful way to explore endless design ideas!
~ ~ ~ WOOLY SHEEP Bags & OTHER MISC DESIGNS ~ ~ ~
Sheep are obviously a popular theme with spinners, so why not a silly Wooly Sheep bag? They are a strong, wet-felted ‘cup’ base with head, legs & handle added. Lovely locks of wool are needle-felted over all. Here is a Cherry Swinging Sheep.
Being ‘whimsical’ means I continually experiment with fresh ideas whenever inspiration arises.
~ ~ ~ WOOLY FLEECE BAGS ~ ~ ~ organic in form, with delightful shapes & details. Locks of fleece carefully attached as free-hanging fringes, or incorporated into the felt itself, for a frilly textural experience. These bags have soft, freeform edges, gentle folds, rolled cords and a rumpled “Dr. Suess-like” nature. All hand-stitched.
Shown are locks of fleece from Teeswater, Leicester, Romney, and more…. Cute curly locks of fleece need special treatment to keep their shape intact, and have them hang freely as fringe without felting to the bag’s body.
~ ~ ~ DROP SPINDLE BAGS ~ ~ ~
A new and LARGER size bag ~about 14″ to 16″ tall~ to hold drop spindles and some spinning fiber. Cords are knotted to provide adjustable length.