Susan’s Messenger Bag

handcrafted + felted messenger bags
it's a very slow methodical process

it’s a very slow methodical process


A commission by Susan Daar, a very beautiful person inside and out. Through a series of talks, I got an opportunity to understand more of who she is and her aesthetic; the piece reflects this.  The messenger bag is made of a mixture of wool and mohair fibers.  Here is a bit of the process-

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handcrafted + felted messenger bags

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progressing. a commission. I’ve started and taken it apart a few times, now it feels right. I am using undyed deep brown Peruvian eco wool as the foundation with a rugged textural knit for the base.  From there, a warm brown rust colored mohair is intertwined to form the main section.  ethereal and warm. of the earth.

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Canyon’s Bag

handcrafted + felted messenger bags

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An honored request from activist and writer Canyon Sam, this bag is based on her book.  Sky Train:  Tibetan Women on the Edge of History.  PEN/Open Book Award.

created with undyed Himalayan and domestic Yak wool. dyed and undyed eco Peruvian highland wool.

a thread of deep brown yak wool is woven throughout symbolizes the struggle for cultural continuity and the hope for perseverance for the Tibetan people.

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bag in process before felting.

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after felting more subtle intricately integrated fibers emerge.

the process continues