Felted Purses

Online Course 

By Ellen Silberlicht

Starts March 15, 2022

Registration Open!

Join Now - $67

I can't wait to see you in the course. We will have a great time creating beautiful felted purses and flower embellishments.

Class Description


Felted Purse with flowers

So many bags, so much to create! This class offers a purse with a seamless inside pocket as your basic bag…..and then you choose which flower to create for the embellishment! A poppy, a pansy or a calla lily…or three. You may just decide you need them all! This can be enjoyed as a cross body bag or style it with your preferred type of handle. Either way, this is a purse that needs to be taken out for a special day!

Lesson Plan

Start up videos:

1)  ABC's of felting video

2) Full explanation of felting supplies list video

3) Pre-felt or felting video

Lesson 1: Layout roving for bag

Lesson 2:  Working on loops and  sides, 

Lesson 3: Sample piece for layout, pre-felt and felting - Creating flowers

Lesson 4: Bead, embellish, connect the strap and go places!


Prefelt To Finished Felt - ABC's of Felting 

Private Facebook group to interactive with me and help you through the process. 


I'm Ellen!

Escaping rural America after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for America Craftsman, Ellen Silberlicht returned to her roots in rural northeastern Pennsylvania where she taught pottery at the high school she had attended.

Her first exposure to felting was a jewelry class in the early 1990’s, but it took 25 years for her to be able to return to that spark.

Trained as a potter, working with malleable material speaks her language.

A huge difference to her approach to felting is the need to carefully plan ahead; clay can be very spontaneous.

The natural world has always inspired her focus on the incredible textures and patterns found.

The journey really began in 2016 when she retired from teaching and married her raku clay vessels with felted sculptural tops. Ellen’s artwork emerges from a sense of joy, playfulness and humor.

Her appetite to learn and translate those influences continues her creative explorations.


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