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December 3, 2012

Felt Purse

Betty Johnson got hooked on knitting at an early age in Houston – and she hasn’t stopped.

When she first moved to Dahlonega twenty years ago, Johnson started hand-spinning her own yarn. She made felted hats and knitted wool scarves. Then, Johnson decided to design a line of chic purses in her home studio.

With their simple design and rich colors, the purses are crocheted and then felted. They are lined with exquisite fabric and feature pockets, a key holder and a mirror with a crown.

Johnson worked with a leather company in Ohio to produce her raised leather, bridle handles. With some leftover leather, she branded a tag with her trademarked sheep logo to hang on the purse handles. The attention to all the details adds a big wow factor.

While the black and brown combination purse (pictured above) is the top seller, there are other colors, including tan, black and a sporty red and tan.

Purses range from $125 to $175. Find purses at or in Dahlonega at the Carriage House Shoppes.

One Comment
  1. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love these!

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