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.


Anonymous said...

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

Rachel said...

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

Teresa said...

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

kj said...

Awesome decorating! Love the color of the purse.