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Folk Bag Workbook

Folk Bag Workbook – Make Unique Bags to Keep, Give or Sell!

Folk bags. A knitting pattern by Paivi Eerola.

Create beautiful and expressive bags you can either keep, give or sell easily.

  • Create a gift bag that you can either keep, give or sell.
    Fill the bag with goodies or a friendly message and there’s no person who wouldn’t love receiving it!
  • Use your stash: both yarn and fabric!
    This is a dream project for leftovers – a small but purposeful item.
  • Make multiple items from the same pattern.
    Creating variations of these bags is addicting!
  • Improve your design skills.
    You will match yarns, fabrics, and embellishments with increasing creativity! Design progresses gradually with the making.
  • Experiment with your ideas and creative expression.
    What story your bag is telling and what can you add to make it special to its owner?

Artist Paivi Eerola: “Folk Bags are Knitter’s Canvases!”

I have always wanted to express myself with knitting. Painters have canvases, but I wondered: What would be the knitter’s canvas? In 2008, I invented the idea of folk bags. Folk bags are drawstring pouches that combine yarn and fabric in a creative way. You can tell a story or express a theme by crocheting, knitting, and sewing.

Paivi Eerola, the author of Folk Bag Workbook

During the years I have made about 50 folk bags. Those that I have not kept, I have given away as gifts or sold them. To my experience, there is a countless amount of people who enjoy beautiful little bags and a countless amount of things you can put inside the bags like candies, a spindle, knitting project, special gift …

Folk Bag Workbook Guides You Step by Step!

Now you can make folk bags too! With this 40-page e-book, I will guide you through the process of designing and making unique folk bags.

Folk Bag Workbook, contents

The book has about 100 inspirational photos! But more than that it is a workbook for three various sized folk bags and a guide to making your personal variations from them.

Folk Bag Workbook, a knitting pattern for folk style drawstring pouches

You will learn how to choose materials, what design decisions to make in each phase of the process and get ideas of how you can adjust the basic pattern to create unique folk art. You can keep, give or sell the bags by following the instructions of the workbook.

Folk bag with tassels by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

Your Folk Bag is Today’s Folk Art

Folk Bag Workbook continues the long tradition of folk art: telling stories, embracing color, and making the most of what you have.

Folk Bag by Paivi Eerola. Purchase Folk Bag Workbook to make your own! A great project for fabric scraps and leftover yarns.

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Immediate Download

Folk Bag Workbook is a digital PDF file which you will download after the purchase.

Price: 15 EUR (about 17 USD)

Pay with Paypal or a credit card.

This pattern is also available in Finnish – Tämä ohje on saatavilla myös suomeksi.

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