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SALE - this bag is 25% - previous price was £50 GBP

This is a nicely rounded shoulder bag with an integral pocket and handle. Seamlessly wet felted (no knitting or sewing) from soft merino fibre in a delicious golden pumpkin colour. It sits comfortably under your arm when worn on the shoulder. Very eye catching and unusual.. I love this bag!

Inside is one large space (no dividers) with one useful pocket in the back for keeping keys / phone where you can quickly find them (pocket 4.5" deep x 6" wide). This pocket is seamlessly formed as part of the bag, I have felted a pretty, abstract design into the pocket.. which you only see when you go into the bag.

Closure is a brass magnetic snap fastener under the flap, each half of the snap has been stitched securely to felt 'patches' which I have in turn stitched to the bag.

Bag measurements:
13" (33cm) wide
11.5"(29cm) deep - not inc handles. WITH handles the drop is 19" (50cm)

The design was inspired by primitive art; stone carvings in Kyrgyzstan dating back about 2000 years showing ancient sheep - ther'es something so strong and primal about these images. And they seem to me a perfect image to translate into my felt - felt being the most ancient textile produced by humans with techniques which have changed little over the millennia. It was certainly something that the stone carvers would of been very familiar with!

Using dark chocolate brown merino fibre I have drawn 3 ancient sheep on this bag, 1 each on the front and back plus one on the flap. Both sides have swirls of slubby red yarn framing the sheep, and hand dyed terracotta and brown silk cap adds texture and interest.

This is a seamless bag, formed in one whole piece over a peardrop-shaped resist. Part way through felting the resist is cut out, the opening and handle are formed and felting continues. The bag body and handle are one piece - they are not sewn on. The flap was stitched on after felting, with 5 parallel lines of machine stitching (this is both decorative and also stiffens and strengthens the area). When the bag was dry I stitched (with strong thread) the long edges of the handle together to form a 'tube' which I have steam pressed flat.. making a visually pleasing, strong and comfortable strap.

Merino felt is lovely and soft, smooth but with a delightfully pebbly texture. Even though this bag has been extremely well felted (so it is strong and sturdy) it still feels 'next to the skin' soft.

Easy to care for - I will send a care leaflet, but here are the basics:
Wool felt is naturally dirt & odour repellent, as such it doesn't require washing very often - if ever.
If you do need to, hand wash in warm water with wool wash / shampoo added, rinse thoroughly at same temperature, short SPIN ONLY in machine to remove excess water (or blot between 2 towels) pull back into shape and DRY NATURALLY.
NOT SUITABLE for washing machine / tumble drier.

*** POSTAGE – please read ***
I SEND ALL PACKAGES via TRACKED RECORDED POST. In countries where Tracking is not available I use Recorded Post – both services require a signature for delivery. If you combine purchases and pay more for p&p than it costs I will refund the difference.

Orange Felted Bag~~ SALE ~~ Shoulder Bag - Hand Bag - Ancient Sheep


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: slubby woolen yarn, merino wool fibre, cotton thread, hand dyed silk cap
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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