The Eastside Tote by Ellen Antonelli
The Eastside Tote by Ellen Antonelli

Ellen Antonelli

The Eastside Tote by Ellen Antonelli

This impeccably crafted luxury tote bag 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. Using her proprietary fabric, she constructs bags that are not only beautiful but practical as well. This bag, the Eastside Tote, features two interior pockets as well as an adjustable shoulder strap to accommodate crossbody wear.

  • 12" x 14" 
  • Fully lined with coordinating fabric
  • Magnetic snap closure
  • Two fabric handmade choices B/White and B/Blue

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.