Wednesday, 8 November 2017

WIPW - Mola Pouch

Work In Progress Wednesday today reports about a shelved Mola and a completed Mola.

This Mola bag

was shelved and no progress whatsoever was made.

However, this Mola pouch

 was designed, made up and completed into a small pouch during the week.
Had I had more time on my hands I would have slit more holes and displayed the more of the fabric lurking underneath the green top. As it was, I had to finish it quickly; it is a present for someone whose birthday is tomorrow.

 A close-up of the rough stitching! The result of hasty work!

MOLA - Snippets of Interest
Sometimes the reverse appliqué on original Mola is made through more than one layer of fabric - this tricks the eye to think a fabric is closer to the surface than it really is.
(Source: Stitch, Fabric & Thread by Elizabeth Healey)

18 comments:

  1. This is great! What a special gift!

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    1. I am still not comfortable with Mola making!

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  2. I love your little snippets of information about Mola! And for quick work, I think your stitching is rather neat...

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    1. I am interested in COSTUMES and as the Mola really is a part of the Cuna Indians folk costumes (and not a type of quilt(ing)), I want to know more and make these notes on the blog.

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  3. A beautiful pouch. Fast work, Indeed. Thanks for introducing Mola. Very interesting read. The colours have their own beauty.
    Chitra

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    1. The request was for green, but Mola needs contrast so I added the red.
      It is far more difficult than embroidery!

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  4. You've done well to finish it in a week.

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  5. Your stitching is beautiful, nice work and love the colors.
    It's a great gift too, someone will be lucky.

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    1. 'Someone' was very please, and that is all that matters!

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  6. I very much doubt the birthday recipient would see rough stitching in this wonderful fabric artwork but would be thinking of the love that went into the making.

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  7. I like that idea. I need to make a new case for my cell phone as the old one walked or flew out of my car on the last campout. That would be a perfect style and not so large it would take forever to do like my vest.

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    1. It is definitely quicker than a vest, but still takes time.

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  8. Oh, what a gorgeous present! I must try this!
    There’s a teeny project I’ve been meaning to stitch, and I’m intending to try stitching it Mola style, but just haven’t had time to start! Must buy better scissors though before I start!
    I hope to find some stitching time soon ......
    Barbara xx

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    1. Yes, you need sharp scissors, and fabric that doesn't fray easily. I recommend batik or if not available, 'Fray Stop' liquid for the cut edges.

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  9. I like your new mola. The rough stitching adds to the beauty!

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    1. You are so kind!
      I hope the stitching will stand the wear and tear, after all it is a pouch to be used.

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