This bag was knitted using multiple threads of yarn - very light blue/grey, navy, purple and aqua - and some of this was a good haul of yarn from a charity shop which I'm just starting to work my way through.
The bag was knitted by hand and then felted in the washing machine - theres a post on how to do this here, which also has a link to the website where I got the pattern for this bag.
There are 2 little pockets on the outside, one on each end - knitted and felted as part of the bag, and suitable for a mobile phone, or tickets or... other little things...
The bag is finished by hand and lined with vintage fabric and there are 2 internal pockets in the lining.
Here the bag is turned inside out to show the lining and pockets:
The bag is finished and closes with a vintage button.
The measurements are: about 13.5inches/34cm across, measured flat, and 11 inches/28cm from the top edge to the base. The base is 10 inches/25.5cm by 4 inches/10cm.
The handles are 34inches / 86.5 cm long.
Felting is a very ancient textile technique - though far easier and quicker in a washing machine than by hand - and its very tough. This bag should last and last and cope with wear and tear, and its washable by hand, or sponge-able, or could go into a gentle, cool machine wash.
The auction begins at 9am on Monday 25th January, and will end at 9pm on Sunday 31st January, New York time. The highest bidder at that time will win.
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