Sheila Saxon hand knits and felts one-of-a-kind purses. Once the purse is complete, she applies her artistic skills of needle felting to create wearable art. "Art - With a Purse Attached".
Sheila has sold her creations around the world, as well as on-line and in juried art shows. In addition, she is well known in the Pacific Northwest, but has many admirers around the country.
You are hereby in invited to shop"Felted Fantasies" and fall in love with Sheila's work.
Sheila loves doing custom purses. She receives photos of pets via post and e-mail and works with the customer to determine the right style purse and appropriate colors. Then she does her magic and puts that pet on the purse. Some customers with multiple pets have found Sheila's work addicting.
Sheila Says: "I love doing custom purses. It makes me very happy to give a special woman the purse of her dreams, her design, size, colors, and artwork. Look at my Gallery page to see past custom creations".
Description of Work:
All purses, gloves, and slippers are hand knit in 100% wool, or 100% Alpaca, then felted, and finally needle felted. Needle felting is like painting with "roving" wool using sharp barbed needles as your paint brush. The barbs tangle the wool from the inside attaching it to the fabric. Painting with wool provides a fabulous way to add details, texture, and depth to the needle felt art. Her gorgeous Nuno felted scarves are uniquely designed by her, "wet felted", and"thrown" to create a luxurious piece of art. It's like wearing a piece of soft stained glass around your neck. Her Norwegian slippers are knitted with two strands of wool yarn to make them firm and long-lasting. They hug your feet and won't fall off.They have non-stick backing on the bottom for safety on wood and ceramic floors.
The adorable upcycled fleece lined mittens are a new item. They are hand made by Sheila from old wool sweaters. She chooses her colors to create unique mittens that are unlike any others. They are fleece lined, making them soft and toasty warm, and then highlighted with a little piece of her favorite needle felted art. They come in large, medium, small, and extra small. Cute,cute,cute!!