This felted purse is handmade using a process called wet felting using alpaca and wool fiber. The shoulder or cross body bag has a brownish grey background with splashes of orange and pink. It is embellished with locks of suri fiber in brown, beige, pastel yellow and orange, some natural colors and some hand dyed. A magnetic snap keeps the purse closed. Complimentary fabrics were sewn into the purse lining that has a pocket to hold a phone or small items.
The purse measures approximately 9.5" wide and 7" deep. A strap made from hand spun alpaca yarn is 50" in length.
WHAT IS WET FELTING?
This bag was created using alpaca and wool fibers and a process called wet felting. This process involves creating fabric from natural fibers using water, heat, soap, and agitation in the form of rubbing and rolling on a textured surface.
This felted purse was handmade by Julie Petty, Mansfield, Ohio.