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Felted Hip Bag - Surf - Ocean - Crashing Wave

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I have wetfelted this hip bag from merino fibre in lovely ocean blues to create a crashing wave on the front. The surf is silk fibre & really shines and bubbles.

This bag will look wonderful however you choose to wear it; tied around your waist or hips. Across the body messenger style. Or simply slung over the shoulder.

The belt is a looong felted cord - one end of which has a tassle of bluefaced leicester locks felted in, I created a loop in the cord as I was felting it and slipped 3 sea worn limpet shells on (I collected these last summer from a gorgeous little cove on the North Cornwall coast). I have also added silk fibres and BFL & mohair locks to the cord for texture & interest. The mohair locks are left hanging as a fringe like feature - the ends are well felted in, they won't go anywhere. To fasten just slip the 2 ends through the loop on the opposite side & tie a loose knot wherever you want it. The 2 cord ends hang down & look really pretty.

The cord passes through 4 eyelets on the back of the bag, which are edged with hand embroidery (whipstitch). These are a close fit to the felted cord so you're not going to lose things through them, but you could pass an earphone jack through the hole if you wanted (remove the cord from the hole first & thread it through after the jack has passed).

Pouch size: 7" (18cm) aross the top x 6" (16cm)
Zip length: 5" (12.5cm)
Belt cord length: 60" (152cm)
(please note this is the measurement of the cord when it is doubled up for use, not the overall length).

A practical & useful little bag - at the same very time beautiful & unique!

The turquoise YKK zip is held securely in place with herringbone hand embroidery in variegated blue embroidery thread.

This is a seamless felted pouch; which means the loose wool fibres are layered out over a resist - to completely enclose it. Then with the addition of warm soapy water & lots of elbow grease (applied carefully) the whole thing is felted. About half way through the felting process I cut a slit toward the top of the bag & removed the resist (this slit is where the zip lives).

Easy to care for!
Wool is naturally dirt and odour repellent & does not require washing very often at all. While this bag is extremely well felted, I would still recommend a simple hand wash & only if needed. Pull back into shape & dry naturally. NOT suitable for washing machine / tumble drier.
Wool felt care instruction leaflet included.

I am happy to combine postage. Once the value of a package exceeds £50 GBP I send it via Airsure (where possible) and insured to cover the full value - this service is faster, tracked and has delivery confirmation. Airsure is not available for all parts of the world, if you are in one of the countries that I cannot use Airsure for I will send via Recorded Delivery, which will also be insured and require a signature upon receipt.
I do not profit from postage! If the cost of sending your combined package is less than you paid I will refund the difference (minus packaging charge).

Felted Hip Bag - Surf - Ocean - Crashing Wave


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: merino fibre, throwsters waste silk fibre, bfl locks, mohair locks, tussah silk fibre, mulberry silk fibre, ykk zip, embroidery thread, limpet shells
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Favorited by: 36 people