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Hand felted handbag made with green and blue felt with green leather straps

Craft Sunday: Hand Felted Handbags with Syrah Jay

Duration: 5h
Dates: Sun 26 May 2024 12:00 - 17:00
Location: Create Space

Join local textile maker Syrah Jay for an afternoon of relaxed crafting and create your own summer accessory. 

Syrah will show you how to hand felt your own handbag using soft merino wool, soap, water and some elbow grease. Choose from a beautiful array of colours, then Syrah will guide you through the wet felting process step-by-step, passing on her many tips and tricks along the way. 

Finish your bag off with a set of leather straps and then head out to show off your unique new accessory. 

We’ll provide plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to help fuel your making during this fun afternoon of crafts.

Green and blue felted handbag with green leather strap on a chair
Photo by Jude Gove
Close up of felted bag showing stitch detail where green leather strap attached to green and blue felted bag
Image by Jude Gove

Meet your tutor

Selection of different coloured and shaped jesmonite earrings by Syrah Jay

Syrah Jay

Syrah Jay is a designer/maker who is well known for her colourful pieces of statement, hand felted jewellery and accessories. Alongside felt, Syrah works with alternative materials including concrete, cork, wood and jesmonite to create unique and wearable items such as jewellery, scarves and bags.
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