Rose Pearlman Bags

Based in Brooklyn, Rose Pearlman creates natural raffia and cotton bags using the punch-needle technique. She began rug hooking to stay creative when she was looking after her young son, finding it an expressive medium and enjoying how the method can be used to create functional objects and be easily returned to throughout the day.

Rose Pearlman Asymmetric Cotton Bag

CAD 285.00
Size: One Size

Based in Brooklyn, Rose Pearlman creates this bag from recycled organic cotton using the punch-needle technique. She uses a hand-held wooden tool, enjoying the slow pace of the technique and the fact that each hand stitch or loop created needs to be intentional and carefully placed.

With a simple body made up of hundreds of flat stitches, juxtaposing the thicker looped fold-over flap, then finished with a tan leather strap. Due to being handmade, each varies slightly in colour and shape.

Recycled organic cotton. Tan leather cross-body strap. Unlined.

This item is part of our New Makers programme. In its fourth year running, five makers demonstrating excellence in skill, originality and craftsmanship have been chosen by a TOAST panel. We will offer business and marketing advice, as well as a platform to sell their pieces until the end of this year, with full profits being returned to them.

If you place an order today, it will be made for you and then sent to you directly from Rose Pearlman. Delivery is included in the price but, as this item is dispatched from the United States, import duties and local sales tax may be payable on receipt for countries outside of the United States. This is determined by the type of item you are ordering and the value. Please be aware that these charges are paid separately to the carrier and are not included in the price payable to TOAST, which only includes the item and delivery. Any charges paid on receipt are non-refundable should you choose to return the item.


Organic cotton string on cotton monks cloth.
Made in the United States.
H 16cm x W 16cm. Leather strap 102cm.
This item is made by hand. Being handmade, no two will be the same. There will be small, pleasing imperfections and irregularities in each piece.

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Rose Pearlman | New Makers

“I’m drawn to anything that is rhythmic and soothing,” says textile and accessories designer Rose Pearlman. “With continuous repetition, I can see my pieces slowly start to take form.” As rug hooking can be easily returned to throughout the day, Rose started using the technique when looking after her young son; finding it an expressive medium, she began to make functional objects for the home. Now, she uses the punch-needle technique to create not only rugs, but cushions, wall artworks and bags. For TOAST, she has created two bags: one from recycled cotton and the other from raffia, each with an incredibly tactile nature. 

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