The Essential Wallet by Ellen Antonelli
This impeccably crafted luxury wallet is handmade from start to finish by artist Ellen Antonelli. With imagery inspired by our beloved ferries, the fabric alone is a work of art.
Ellen Antonelli begins her process by capturing iconic images of Bainbridge Island and Washington State then reinterprets these images to create one-of-a-kind fabric for her handmade bags, wallets, totes, duffle and travel bags. The daughter of well-known Northwest artist Wayne Knapp, Ellen grew up immersed in creativity. Her interest in sewing began as a preteen and at age sixteen she created a hand-sewn tailored suit which won first place in Singer’s regional sewing contest. Ellen also enjoys writing and painting. Her latest effort combines painting on photographic images of cityscapes and landscapes, then mounting the artwork onto handmade frames.