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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:
www.deborahdumka.ca

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.