You can also see that boiling made the color change.
I didn't object to the color change, but I wasn't happy with the size of the clutch nor its flimsiness when I checked on it this morning. I filled a bucket with hot soapy water and hand-felted the clutch for another five minutes. When I checked on it after work tonight, the bag measured 8.25"x8"
You can see the results of the second felting below: