The Essex Tote is a versatile handbag featuring an interior pocket. Lace leather or suede strips through knitted eyelets. Personalize with beads, charms and your choice of handle.
Knit and felt The Essex Tote with 420 yards of Shepherd's Wool in a main color and 170 yards in a contrast color (knit doubled). Create the stripe tote option with 400 yards in a main color, 60 yards each of two contrast colors and 30 yards of a third color. Approximate felted measurements are 9.5" tall x 5" wide x 11" long; inside pocket, 5.5" tall x 8.5" wide.
Suggested needles are US 15 (10mm) 24" Circular Needles. You will need Handles, suede or other lacing, 4 Stitch Markers, 2 food bag clips, matching embroidery floss and sewing needle to sew handles and closures to bag, plastic canvas mesh or 1/8" PVC sheet or flexible kitchen cutting board to line interior base of bag, 1 yard of Grosgrain ribbon 3/8" wide to attach D-ring type handle to bag, 2 yards of nylon cord to weave through eyelets before felting the tote, 1 Magnetic Closure and a Tapestry Needle. Optional: Purse Feet.
Felting supplies include a zippered mesh laundry bag or zippered pillow protector, laundry soap and a washing machine.