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Over the course of my many years of rughooking I developed a pattern for an easy, across-the-chest small flapped purse. I have probably hooked around 100 of these purses and love to do them as they are small, fast, functional and portable works of art! The purses measure about 10 x 11 finished with a flap that hangs over the body of the purse. I do my body in heavier wool that I would not normally hook with as it gives the purse more body although I have been known to use my beautiful hooking wool for the whole thing. I will be teaching this workshop here in the studio.

It will be done in 2 stages i.e.

1. prior to the workshop you will get your blank flap outline on linen along with templates and instructions so that you can design your flap (although if you prefer I can draw out one of the many purse designs I have for you) and complete the hooking and homework on your own.

2. we will then spend the day in the studio constructing the body of the purse and strap and putting the whole thing together so that by the end of the day you are walking out with a completed purse.

Once you know the construction process you can, and will want to, make more purses as you will have the templates which can be reused many times over. These fun purses make great gifts. Workshop and pattern and instructions fee is $90.00 plus HST (plus the cost of mailing the purse pattern and instructions to you). To be held in my studio April 7 from 10 – 4. Bring along lunch and I will provide snacks and drinks.

Class size is limited so email me soon to register.




12 responses »

  1. gmcoady gmcoady

    Hi Loretta I was wondering where is this being held? I would be interested. Gail Coady Kingston


  2. Marjorie Duizer

    Darn. I wish I lived closer. Would you consider doing an on line class for me? Marjorie

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Deborah Damari-Tull

    Hi! I would LOVE to register for this class!!!!!!!!! I do NOT live nearby, but will make The trip!! I get your postings, and have for a long time. Do you need credit card Info?? On this, or by phone??? PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! You can respond to This email, or reach me by phone at 607 634-1-23. Of course, I will then need Logistics, like WHERE you are, etc!!! So excited!! Have been wanting to make A purse for a long time! THANKS! Deb Damari-Tull >

  4. Can’t wait!

  5. Wish I could attend! Getting back home around that date. Will you be doing it again.
    Big hugs

    Sent from my iPad

  6. Wilma McCleery

    Hi Loretta. Count me down in. Should I send you a cheque? Looking forward to it. Wilma

    Sent from my iPad


  7. Darn! Wish I was closer. Like Marjorie I might be interested in an online class.

  8. Hi, where are you located? Thanks, this looks like a very fun project.

    Rosebuddy ☕

  9. I am actually in Sydenham Lake/Perth Road area but let me know the easiest way to connect for the pattern and homework.

  10. Hi Loretta,

    Please save a place for me and Marjorie and if you have the pattern ready I will pick both of them up from you not this Thursday at RVBB but perhaps the next meeting… which I think will be Feb. 15?

    How big is the front panel of the purse, so I know how much room I have for a pattern?

    And when you say heavier wool, do you mean a coating weight?

    Thanks, Shelagh

    Sent from my iPad


  11. Hi Loretta: Do I need hooking experience? If not I’d like to join the class.

  12. FUN purse Loretta! Would love it if you could offer an (online class) for the many of us who live waaaay too far to attend. It’s a perfect size & we could have a ball with tons of “flap designs” to inspire a purse for every season! 😉 **Count me “in” if you ever think you may offer an online class! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work & inspiring blog! ~Diane in central Massachusetts US


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