Delicious oddments of yarns, the simple tool of a crochet hook and a piece of rug canvas can pave the way to making an original designer hand bag.
This bag, made by Coralie Miles, shows the exciting colours and textures that can be achieved from breaking ‘the rules’. Coralie hand spun her yarns using both natural coloured and dyed wool tops, creating a palette of colours (see also Coralie’s needle felted animals and her hand spun skeins). The stiff rug canvas can be cut to shape and the fibres and yarns woven into it. When the work is complete, the dressing is washed out of the canvas so that it becomes soft and flexible.