Felting, spinning and weaving, are ancient arts practiced in Linda's studio to create handmade bags and accessories.
Felting has been practiced for centuries by many cultures. The sturdy fabric derived from manipulating wool has been used for everything from clothing to wall coverings, shoes, hats, and even armor for ancient warriors. The familiar sight of the American cowboy giving his beloved horse a drink from his hat, demonstrates the water resistance of well felted wool.
With this history in mind and using ancient techniques, Linda Mason Designs brings felting into the 21st century by making fashionable handmade bags and hats. Themes of nature and early cave art designs stir the ancient memories in our blood. Linda’s technique of “painting with wool” allows her to express important details in the images portrayed. This time consuming process produces pieces that are truly one of a kind bags and hats. Pieces that will bring you many years of use as well as compliments on your taste!
Linda Mason and her daughter, Morya, hand spin some of the yarn used for weaving the sturdy and eye-catching material featured in certain designs. Some of the weaving tells a short story in that the words are used to create the weaving pattern. This complicated coding process makes the woven fabric more meaningful. These completed handmade bags are unique and are made with natural materials, leather, antler, pewter, vintage, or handmade (by Linda) porcelain buttons. You couldn’t ask for more when it comes to being “handmade”!
Check out the handmade bags, hand woven bags and hats below to find a piece that is sure to set you apart from the crowd.
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