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