Charlotte's Felted Purse!
Even when I don't have the time to craft myself, I'm so very inspired by the incredible things others are making from our materials. Case in point? Charlotte's felted purse. Charlotte is the genius behind Hidden Valley Basketwerks, and makes the most incredible, intricate baskets imaginable. She's recently gotten into felting (you can see some of her felted characters here, including Ayla and Jondalar from the Clan of the Cave Bear books!), and she knit a purse with our Organic Merino Wool yarn. She then wet-felted it, and attached some needle-felted dogwood flowers. The purse measured a bit more than 11" across before felting, and about 9" across afterwards. I've done just a bit of felting, and I love the change that occurs in the wool and how very different my projects are after I felt them; Charlotte's inspiring me to start doing more. Just as soon as I clear my OTHER backlog of projects!
Click on the picture to see a closer view of the needle-felted flowers.
Click on the picture to see a picture of the purse before felting. (Notice how much it changed in the felting process? It's almost like magic!)