Nonstop knits felted
purses are entirely hand knit. Once completed, the knitted purse is
in a hot water wash to shrink the wool fibers. Individual
rows of knitting fuse together, making a new fabric. A knitted
purse is usually about twice as big as the finished felted purse. Depending
on the length of time it's felted and the qualities of the original
yarn, a purse can have a smooth or multi textured surface. In
some felted purses, the knit stitch may still be slightly visible.
knitted purse before felting
finished, felted purse
After a purse has
been through the felting process, it is shaped and air dried.
Fringe and other non-wool yarns, that may have been included in the
knitting process, stand out as non-felted textures in the