by Scott Smith
Here is an image of the reworked, felted purse. I think it’s much more fabulous that it was originally. I knitted new handles and felted them and then cut off the old handles, sewed the new handles on and felted the whole thing again.
It doesn’t feel terribly sturdy right now but I did read that I can reinforce the handles by stitching some grosgrain ribbon onto their undersides. I think I’ll do that and extend the ribbon down into the body of the purse and then line it to camouflage the fix.