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Hello! My name is Susan from Camano Island,WA.

I've been creating handmade treasures for over 30 years. From quilts to clothes, jewelry to fabric bowls and a lot in between, I've always enjoyed creating unique handmade items.

When I first heard about restructuring sweaters into handbags I was intrigued. I didn't know where to start or how to start, but realized I would figure it out if I just jumped in - and that's what I did!

I wanted to create handmade bags that were one-of-a-kind with special details from vintage buttons and hand bead work to unusual shapes and eye-catching lining, all part of the special detailed aspect of each bag. I've now been making handbags for 5 years.

My experience making other handmade pieces helped me…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 20
  • Joined November 15, 2009

Favorite materials

fabric, recycled wool, beads, yarns, wood and bamboo handles, buttons

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About

Hello! My name is Susan from Camano Island,WA.

I've been creating handmade treasures for over 30 years. From quilts to clothes, jewelry to fabric bowls and a lot in between, I've always enjoyed creating unique handmade items.

When I first heard about restructuring sweaters into handbags I was intrigued. I didn't know where to start or how to start, but realized I would figure it out if I just jumped in - and that's what I did!

I wanted to create handmade bags that were one-of-a-kind with special details from vintage buttons and hand bead work to unusual shapes and eye-catching lining, all part of the special detailed aspect of each bag. I've now been making handbags for 5 years.

My experience making other handmade pieces helped me understand the special nuances of wool purses. This has also translated to quilted and fabric handbags as well, which you'll also find on my Etsy.

http://www.ginkgofabrics.etsy.com

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