The "earthy tone" purse I made with nuno felt skill.
Textures of the flap is a silk fabric with natural prints.
Indeed the swatch of eco prints I done with some leaves was not quite good to my expectation (the left image). Then I overprinted it with some more leaves with a rusty iron pipe. After an hour boiling....... OMG, it's even worse, very muddy (the right image).
To make use of it I tried to do a nuno felt purse with the swatch in order to have the textures on the flap.
But...... the darker prints with much iron do not felt well. Thought the fabric was too much oxidized with iron ? No idea. Experts may tell me why.
I've to do a few stitches to fix the dark prints.
Almost finished but with the closure......
I attached my handmade ceramic buttons.
A purse flap with the "earthy textures" on the surface and the "coblestone" on the other side.
I stitched the loops on both sides for a detachable long strap.
The earthy clutch.....
......with the same tone iron dyed strap.......
make it a cross shoulder purse.