Thursday, March 5, 2009

Felted Envelope Purse

I made this envelope purse so I could practice decorating it with my new needle felting skills. I knit it with Lion Brand Wool and and then felted it in the bathroom sink. The strap is a felted I-cord.

The pitcher was made by Teresa Wik of
T Pots Pottery. I was given several pieces of her pottery as gifts, and I adore her work.

The swirlies are needle felted sock yarn. The button is needle felted, too.

More swirly-whirlies on the back ...

I didn't write down the pattern for the purse, but here is what I remember-- I used size US 11 needles and knit it in one long strip, and then created the flap by doing a K2TOG at the beginning and end of each row. I seamed up the sides and attached the strap inside along the seams after felting.

The Lion Brand Wool felts up nice and thick.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Let me know if you're looking for a distributor. xxxooo, Felty

RachelJane said...

This is so pretty! I love the swirlies on the back and the colours are beautiful!

Teresa Wik- T Pots Pottery said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the color combination, the swirls and button are so cute.

kj said...

Awesome decorating! Love the color of the purse.