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 made.

Knitted Bags

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)
Felt 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)
Sewn Bags
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. (£35)
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. (£35)
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