She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. -Proverbs 31:13

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Falkland & Shetland Wool Bag With Curly Locks

I love the curly locks on this bag. All of the wool is undyed. The gray is Shetland, the white is Falkland, and the curly locks are Lincoln lamb. There is blue and white upcycled cotton nuno felted in the "window" surrounded by faux pearl beads. The strap is an upcycled leather belt. This bag didn't shrink anywhere near as much as the merino bag in the previous post, which was made on the same mold.


  1. Your bag is wonderful. Love the "natural" state of the wool. I seem to have tons of shrinkage when I use merino. I have started trying coarser wool as a base for items I don't want to shrink as much. So far it seems to be working,

  2. That's a good idea, Kelly. Some merino bags that shrink 50% end up with nice stiff sides that hold the shape of the bag mold well. The coarser wool bag that shrank 25-30% has softer sides that won't stand up on their own.