DeborahDumka's Shop Announcement

WestCoast Inspiration ~ Colour and Form ~ Wool Felt Handbags and Fashion Accessories ~ Original Design ~ Handmade

More about me? - I am a fibre artist living on one of the northern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada, a little remote, a little isolated, but affording me a chance to work in a beautiful space overlooking the waters of the Salish Sea and the Beaufort Range of the mountains of Vancouver Island. My passion for colour is fed daily through my closeness to the landscape of ocean, shoreline, forest and mountain vistas.

Why felt? - Who doesn't love sheep! Wool is a most versatile and amazing fibre, harvested annually from a living animal, truly a sustainable resource. To create the boiled wool felt of my handbag line I use wool yarns, sourced from Canadian suppliers, which I dye, then knit, then transform with hot water, soap and the tumbling action of my front loading washing machine into that dense, durable and practical fabric ~ felt! Felt is also an extremely comfortable material, soft against your skin and that of little ones in your life. A truly unobtrusive material, there are no metal buckles to scratch and jewellery made of felt is noiseless against keyboards and each other - bangles that will not bang!

Why my functional felt products? - Purchasing one of my products is an investment in a piece of functional artwork that will be used on a daily basis and which will last for years. The products are built to last, felted into a thick and durable material which can withstand daily wear and tear and which hold their form over time. It's easy to keep these felt products clean and maintain their colours as they are handwashable in soap and warm water. Colour is my passion and one which I hope to share with you through my work. Colour deeply impacts our mood and has the ability to liven up our day and make us smile, something I feel we should strive for as much as possible!

Boiled wool felt handbags and bangles, necklaces and bracelets from wool fibre, these felt accessories make great gifts for friends and loved ones - a source of warmth and colour all year round.

For more about my work and myself, and to check out the seasonal lines and colours being featured, visit my website:

DeborahDumka's Shop Policies


Thank you for visiting our shop and exploring our collection of handmade functional felt items!

The artist behind these rustic and chique items is Deborah Dumka, a textile artist from British Columbia, Canada. Having worked intimately with various textiles for over 25 years, Deborah has found her calling in felt. Drawing studio inspiration from her home on Texada Island, BC, Deborah offers here a collection of functional felt bags, jewellery and home décor.

For more information on Deborah’s artwork and a full catalogue of functional felt items, please visit us at:

We appreciate your business and your support of the handmade community. Happy browsing!


We accept payment through Paypal. Payment on all purchases is required within 3 business days; after 3 days orders will be cancelled and items relisted for sale. If alternate arrangements are required, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Please refer to the helpful resources below if you need assistance with the purchasing process:

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We offer shipping through Canada Post’s Expedited Mail service and items are shipped within 3 business days of confirmation of payment.

According to Canada Post, items are expected to be received in 2-7 business days from the shipping date for domestic orders, 1-4 weeks for orders sent to the US and 4-6 weeks for orders sent internationally.

Insurance and package tracking is included in the advertised cost of shipping for items with a retail value greater than $200. For items valued at $200 or less, insurance is NOT included but may be added at a small additional cost to the buyer. For any shipping problems please contact us right away.

Items will be shipped to the buyer's Etsy account address, unless otherwise specified. We are not responsible for lost packages due to an incorrect address provided by the buyer, so please double-check that this information is correct!

All prices are as advertised. International buyers are responsible for any and all customs fees, import taxes, tariffs or receiving fees incurred. Buyers are responsible for knowing and abiding by any import restrictions to their country from Canada.

For rush orders or special shipping instructions, be sure to contact us upon purchase. Please contact us for further information on upgrading shipping features.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING NOTE: The recommended shipping deadline by Canada Post for US destined parcels to arrive for Christmas is December 1, and within Canada it is December 8.

Refunds and Exchanges

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact us directly to discuss.

Additional Policies and FAQs

We welcome custom orders! Because the wool used is hand-dyed, custom orders generally take up to 6 weeks to create. Please contact us for more details or if you have a specific request for colors or sizes.

For more information and a full catalogue of functional felt items, please visit us at:

Last Updated September 28, 2011