I started making bags
after a request from a family member. I began by using purchased
patterns, later developing my own designs and now make bags in a
variety of styles using different techniques.
Some of the examples below have already been sold
but similar bags can be commissioned ... exact copies are never
Multi mix blue/lilac/white acrylic knitted
bag. Doubled, non-adjustable strap. Button and loop closure. (£15)
Tan wool shoulder bag with doubled non-adjustable
strap. Bead and loop fastening. Lined. (£15)
Bright pillar-box red shoulder bag with doubled
non-adjustable strap. (£15)
Semi-felted pure wool
shoulder bag with un-felted frill and beaded flower trim.
32cm wide x30 cm deep with 6cm gusset. Strap
81 cm. Cotton lined with inner pockets and magnetic closure.(£15.99)
This evening bag was knitted with a blackand
silver acrylic yarn then stretched over a piece of polyester-silk
covered vilene. Lined with the same grey fabric, with a press stud
closure 20 cm x 11 cm deep with a 4 cm gusset & 86 cm strap. (£8.50)
Small Korean-style pouch/purse.
27cm x 13 cm. Unlined. Acrylic. Drawstring I-cord. Embellished with
wool embroidery. (£5)
Mixed yarn (wool, acrylic, mohair) basket weave
stitch bag with bamboo handles. (£12.99)
and Felted knit bags
Dyed North Ronaldsay fleece, felted and embellished
with surface wool embroidery and shisha mirrors. (£25)
Pure wool shoulder bag; knitted then felted.
Lined. Button and loop closure. (£20)
The 'Mezzaluna' bag from 'Handmade Embroidered
Bags by Jenny Rolfe' uses a variety of cords and threads stitched
onto a patchwork of printed and plain cottons. The handle is plaited
and twisted cords and threads as used in the main body of the bag.
19cm deep x 21 cm at widest point with 31 cm handle. (£15.99)
'Bowling' bag in black corduroy with hand embroidered
shisha mirrors on one side and embroidered swirls on the back. Max.
width 41cms/max.depth 23cms. Gusset 10 cms wide. Handles 40cms long.
Polyester lining with inner zipped pocket, and zip outer closure.
Drawstring 'wedding' bag in cream polyester
silk with hand embroidery and rose-bud embellishment. Measures 48cm
circumference and 23 cm deep. Suitable for bride or bridesmaid. (£20)
Evening or wedding clutch bag in cream polyester
silk with fabric and bead trim. Magnetic closure. 23 x 19 cms. (£25)
Maroon velvet evening bag with hand embroidered
and beaded panel. Polyester-silk lining. 19cms wide x 17cms deep.
Twisted cord strap ending in tassels. (£30)
Black cotton corduroy shoulder bag with tablet
woven strap and crochet flower embellishment. This has a cotton lining
and a magnetic clasp closure. 30cms wide x 16cms deep with 5cm gusset.