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)

20 comments:

Pamela said...

This is great! What a special gift!

Rachel said...

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

Chitra Gangadharan said...

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

Linda Calverley said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

I am still not comfortable with Mola making!

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

I had to burn the midnight oil!

Janie said...

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

crazyQstitcher said...

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.

Julie Fukuda said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

She did!

Queeniepatch said...

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

FlashinScissors said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Annet said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Tanya said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! You are a pro!

Queeniepatch said...

Oh, no! Far from it! The stitching is awful!