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The Purple Patch

The Purple Patch - Unique bags and quality craft items, made with love.

Welcome to The Purple Patch where you will find a range of colourful, creative craft items.  I am passionate about craft and creating beautiful things such as bags, patchwork, earrings and beaded copper wire products.  I hope you find something you love. Julie

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Julie Walsh

Hi! My name is Julie and I have a passion for experimenting with colour and texture. I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old and I love using different craft techniques including sewing and patchwork. I love making bags, cushion covers and many other unique things.

I am involved with SewAID, an organisation which sends groups of sewing teachers to needy countries to teach women how to sew in order for them to support their families and improve their standard of living. I went on a SewAID trip to The Philippines in 2012 and hope to go on another trip later this year. I am also an enthusiastic helper with Days for Girls International which is a charitable project which supplies cotton, washable, feminine hygiene kits to women all over the world who would otherwise go without.