Sue’s fabulous felt purses!!!

Today’s post shares pictures of two beautiful purses felted in Michigan by my friend Sue. I first met Sue last May at one of the Plainwell workshops organised by great buddy Dawn Edwards where she chose to felt her first vessel complete with craters, ever since then we have kept in touch via this blog and through Facebook. When I started offering my new felting kits on Etsy Sue ordered one in a beautiful soft butterscotch shade, don’t forget you can custom request your favourite colours and I’ll oblige you if I can! I also included two buttons, one vintage and the other a lovely shiny kind of bronze colour with a very interesting opening where you sew it on.

Sue's beautiful clutch complete with vintage button

For her purses Sue combined the butterscotch fibre from the kit with some wool and hand dyed locks she already had in her stash, laid out some silk scraps on top for embellishment and added the mohair off cuts and cotton gauze, also from the kit. Once felted she added some machine stitching to both the purses and a long leather shoulder strap to one, aren’t they FABULOUS??? I can’t wait to meet Sue again at the 2012 felting workshops in Plainwell on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May, then I’ll be able to hold the purses and admire them in all their glory!!!

Sue's gorgeous leather and felt shoulder bag

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7 thoughts on “Sue’s fabulous felt purses!!!

  1. Yes, I’m afraid that you infected Sue with some sort of felting bug when you were here…And, she has a terrible case of felt-itis from which I fear there is no cure ;-))) Sue makes some of the most gorgeous creations, doesn’t she? This bag is just gorgeous!!!!

    I had lunch with Sue and Shirley yesterday and your name came up on a couple of occasions…All good, I might add;-) Were your ears ringing?

    Hope you’re having a fantastic day!

    Big hugs,
    Dawn

  2. Thank you Nicola – I SO enjoyed this kit and everything that came with it!! The mohair offcuts and cheesecloth/scrim were so much fun to include and the butterscotch wool – beautiful to work with. Thank you also, for sending such GREAT buttons!!! LOVED IT!!!

    And yes, as Dawn said – I have been infected with a virulent strain of “feltitis”
    and there is no cure!!! Just more felting!!! Can’t wait to see you in May, Nicola!

  3. These are great looking purses! I cannot believe they are felt! The 1st one is so cute! it looks like a lot of time, effort, and love went in to these! Etsy is a great place for these one of a kinds!

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