Debbie Crichton

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  • About This Artist

    Debora Crichton is a “fashion scientist” who finds her calling where science and art meet. Her background in aerospace helps her blend form and function seamlessly. Her bags are all handmade in her Atlanta studio from a variety of materials. Her Origami bags move easily from FLAT to GO, packing flat in your suitcase and zipping into shaper when needed. She has been featured on ABC News, Eye on LA and HGTV.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: Debora Crichton bags are all handmade in her Atlanta studio. They are made from a variety of natural materials: cowhide, wool felt, leather and even cork. Her newest line is made from vegan vinyl. Most bags are lined with industrial felt, and include inside pockets.

    A: I love the sculptural quality of leather and felt. Wool felt comes in amazing colors and I love making new handbag shapes that require engineering as well as art.

    A: My first 20 years in the workplace were in aerospace. Also, I love to make toys.

    A: I have many Instagram artist friends - many from Slavic nations - who are incredible crafters and are always inspiring me.

    A: One of my favorite things to do is showing children new crafts. I have taught so many “Project Runway” classes where students make clothing and accessories and then show their work in a fashion show at the end of class. For me, craft was such a “safe place” for me growing up and so many of my students have found the same solace in craft.

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