The Mendocino Carpetbag is an elegant design that lends itself beautifully to personal interpretation with color. The model was hooked in colors from the cool regions of the color wheel but it would be just as lovely in warm colors or a host of neutrals.
This is my personal favorite of my new designs.
When completed, the Mendocino Carpetbag stands about 16" high (not including the handles) and is 15 1/2" wide X 6" deep. It's a roomy & substantial bag big enough for a knitting or hooking project or a quick overnighter!
The geometric design of this pattern is carefully hand drawn on grain onto a premium quality linen and comes with an illustrated booklet that contains a materials list and complete directions for making this fully lined and functional carpetbag from start to finish. Suggestions for alternate colorways & for customizing the lining to suit your personal needs are included.
Available as a pattern only or as a kit with hand dyed & as-is wools.
A hardware kit, with hard-to-find supplies, is also available. The hardware kit includes a tubular frame, an acrylic bag bottom with pre-drilled holes for handbag feet, metal handbag feet and a swivel clip for customizing the inside of your bag. (Please note that bag handles sol seperately.)
Our wool kits* for our appliqué designs are created especially for each design and are carefully prepared with ample wool to complete your project. The wools in the kit will generally not be the same wools used to stitch the original and are intended to give a look similar to, but not the same as, the original. Keep in mind that the photograph accompanying the pattern is meant as a guide only; your piece will be uniquely your own.
* Please note: Unless noted otherwise in the product description, our kits do not include threads, non-wool fabrics called for in the design, buttons, or other non-wool items.
In The Merry Hooker Woolens studio we constantly look for independant designers who create interesting & exciting designs to add to our pattern catalog. We communicate frequently with our designers and try to add new designs as they become available.
Some of our patterns are produced right here in our studio and some come directly from our designers. All of our patterns are hand drawn on high quality primitive 100% linen that is suitable for a #5 cut strip or larger. Each pattern is carefully inspected for overall quality and to be sure that it is drawn on the straight of grain.
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