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Handmade purses

Handmade purses

I think I’m just out of date with everything I’ve made! No one uses cameras now because phones have them, so no use for camera cases. Same thing with diaries, who needs a diary or notebook when phones have organisers and memo apps etc. And I think I’m the last person to still use actual money, and even debit cards, but that means you get to see the purses I made last week 🙂 This is the blue flowery nuno one (obviously!). Front:


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this is the back:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t think I blogged about the felt piece I made these next two purses from, though I do remember sharing it on the forum. I wove lots of different strips of fabrics for an interesting nuno piece with lots of texture and contrast. You can see the piece here. This is the first purse:


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd the second one is very similar:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe felt was just the right size to cut the purses out and allow me to use both top and bottom  natural edges. This is the back:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd the last one is one of my favourites, made from a sunflower scarf nuno felted onto Merino. This is the front:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe dazzling inside:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd the texturey back:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext week I’ll probably show you all the greetings cards I didn’t sell 🙂

Purses and Designs

Purses and Designs

I’ve done a little bit more work on a couple of the purses I started. I’d already sewn up one of the slubbed white ones, and now I’ve added the button and button-hole. I thought doing large-ish blanket stitch around the button hole would suit the colours and style of this purse.

purseI used some slubbed wool I bought quite a few years ago to make the felt for this. I added some extra threads and bits of silk to the felt. I can’t find a photo of it, but this piece is very similar, and this is a close up of the texture.

backI used a cream vintage button, and kept the natural uneven edges again for the back pocket.

insideThe other purse I worked on was one made from a piece of felt and squares of silk paper. It was one of my favourite pieces, the silk squares are so shiny. I’m still undecided about the button, I’m thinking of using this vintage one:

frontThis is the back:

backAnd the inside, I like these purses with two pockets because you get to see more felt than on the zipper ones:

insideThe other thing I worked on last week were some collage sheets. I’m working on designs for sheets to sell on etsy and maybe even do some designs for fabric through Spoonflower and some printed silk. I hoped I might get some feedback on the designs, so I’ve made some samples and uploaded them here. Feel free to print them and use them, but please don’t sell/redistribute the designs.
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