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Purple hemp clutch purse with art deco design

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This clutch purse is made out of a brilliant purple hand loomed hemp. The ethical and organic production of this fabric, from harvesting to weaving, is a year long process. The hemp is harvested in October. The bark is removed from the stalks and is split into strips. The rough fibres are joined together to make continuos strands for weaving.

The strands are rolled between wood and stone to soften, smooth and polish the fibres. The hemp is then spun on a spinning wheel and wound onto hand held spools, The hemp is boiled several times to further soften the fibres.

The strands are spliced and prepared for weaving on a traditional wooden loom. The end result is a strong durable cloth that has natural striations and slubs throughout, that adds to its unique organic beauty.

This ancient fibre has been cultivated around the world for 12 000 years and I believe holds a firm place in the future. It has a low environmental impact and yields three times as much raw fibre as cotton.

I believe this fabric has more integrity than any other fabric I have used.

I spent some time drawing the art deco design and settled on the image you see here. I transposed the illustration into a hand cut stencil and then screen printed the design to the hemp using silver water based ink. The print is only on one side of the purse. I heat fixed the print once it was dry.

I then sewed the purse together including a layer of wadding and a lovely black linen/cotton lining with the Sir Tom label screen printed in white to one side.

Finally, I attached the gorgeous silver nickel kiss-lock frame to keep all your goodies safe and sound.

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Measurements:-
Top - 20cm (7.5")
Bottom - 22cm (8")
Height - 13cm (5")

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Postage:
I will post your item, using regular post, within 24 hours of purchase, (except on Sundays or Public Holidays). If in Australia, your item should reach you in 2-3 days. If in the U.S, your item will take 6-10 days to reach you, If you would like a faster service, or a tracking number, please contact me and I can calculate the cost for you.

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Packaging:
I will carefully gift wrap your item. If you are buying for a friend, I can add a personalised message on a gift tag and post to them. Please contact me with any queries or details regarding this service.

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Payment Options:
I accept PayPal and money orders. If you would like to pay in installments, please contact me and we can discuss the easiest method.

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Commissions:
If you would like a say in your own custom creation, a one of a kind item, I can create a purse custom tailored to your unique tastes and personality. Drop me a line and we can talk about your ideas.

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Miscellaneous:
Back to shop - sirtom.etsy.com
My other Etsy shop - sirtombaby.etsy.com
Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sir-Tom/144640692253975

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Purple hemp clutch purse with art deco design

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: hand woven hemp, linen, wadding, nickel frame
  • Feedback: 114 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Sydney, Australia
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