Purse design

I want this purse… and I figure I can make it for cheaper than 45 bucks… I’m not sure how to go about the circles, any ideas on a similar pattern/technique?

I have no ideas whatsoever, Hilde, but that bag is CUTE CUTE CUTE! :thumbsup:

I think this purse is just felted, without knitting it first, you know.
You would form circles with the wool and then felt it. I think I saw that on TV a few days ago…
Anyway, I bet you could also crochet it, like making granny squares with a circle in them and then join these.
As for knitting…I don’t know a technique, but maybe someone else does.

Actually, I’ve changed my mind…(YES, my mind is completely different now!)…I DO have ideas! :idea:

Check THIS out

and THIS

and THIS

and THIS

and THIS

and ESPECIALLY THIS

Any of these would work affixed TO the purse…OR, if you are a knitting GENIUS, :?? you might be able to figure out how to work them INTO the purse.

THERE! HA! I had IDEAS! :stuck_out_tongue:

PS - I love the decsription of the purse…“using an ANCIENT TECHNIQUE known as “FELTING”!” :shock: OOOOOOH! AAAAAAAHHHHHH! SO MYSTEEEEERIOUS! I bet they use ROCKS and TWIGS to do that!

This reminds me of something I saw on a HGTV show, Crafters Coast to Coast. This woman made a felted hat shown here and a felted wool flower shown here

I thought her techniques were so interesting. Maybe you can get some ideas from there.

I have seen something similar where bits of colored felt were poked with an ice pick into another piece of fabric. So help me out people who have actually fulled something- Could you knit a bag, shrink it partway, bring it out, punch in colored yarn and finish felting? That’s my lazy chick idea. That looks almost impossible to knit with all those circles.