I am quite pleased that I’ve updated the Maiya’kma pattern to include a nice conventional square shaped flap . Here shown is the largest sizes tested and with the shaped bottom, and two straps.
Before felting, with a girth of 44″ and nearly 400 grams of wool, having no particular shape, transformed dramatically with two hot wash cycles from floppy into a compact, crisp, thick sturdy bag of 30″ around . . . and is a bit amazing !
Edged in i-cord all around, and with the floats in back of the color-work adding to the thickness of the felted fabric, it has made quite a dandy satchel, and with a gorgeous tweedy affect resulting from two yarns of different shades held together. I will go more in depth on this ” tweedy ” affect in another post.
Detail of the button holes which are made by the i-cord edging simply free & detached for a few stitches. Nearly the whole collection; four sizes of bag, with two of the smallest size baskets . . .
There’s a quite a hoard o’ wool still left; a lot of blue, some reds, pinks, and greens left in my Wool Of The Andes stash. I’m thinking next will be a few bags for spring perhaps in the colors of native wildflowers. Indian Paintbrush, Clover , Lupine, Brodea, the flowers that the native tribes of the mountain would have enjoyed every spring. ( Please see Genius Of The Place)
Maiya’ kma pattern is available HERE