Ideal for beginners and children (but sewing the zip in your felted purse is a bit fiddly!)
This cute knit-and-felt purse kit, ideal for beginner knitters, contains 40g of British wool and a selection of fun buttons to decorate the finished purse. The dyed versions (Aqua and Blackberry) contain around 30 small and brightly coloured buttons. The two naturals versions (Swaledale and Blended Welsh Breeds) contain two wonderful Fair Trade buttons from South Africa.
A matching or contrasting zip and thread are also included in the kit so that the finished purse can be firmly closed when in use. Designed with children in mind, a little help might be needed when sewing in the zip. However, many adults love these kits too!
These kits come packaged in a pretty silver bag, with a colour photo of the purse on the front; ideal as a gift either as a kit or as a completed item.
To knit this cute purse you will need a pair of 4.5 mm knitting needles, not to mention an enthusiasm for British wool! The ‘hard work’ of felting is easily done in your washing machine. This is a perfect introduction to the art of knit-and-felt.
The finished size of the buttoned example shown is approximately 11 cm x 9.5 cm (width x height). The zip closure makes it perfect for safely storing coins of other small delights.