Hand Spun, Knitted and Felted

Chrissie Shepherd hand crafted this handbag by first hand spinning a selection of dyed merino wool tops (drafting the colours at random to create the variation in colour). She then knitted a rectangle before felting it. Once it was felted, Chrissie folded over two fifths of the fabric and stitched the sides. The remaining fifth is folded over the top and has a clasp made from a button and a braided loop.

Handspun wool, knitted and then felted by Chrissie Shepherd

Chrissie was so happy with her experiment. She commented, ‘I am very pleased with the end result and am going to make lots more using themed colours.’

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