Monday, September 29, 2008

Renegade Bag Takes On A Life Of It's Own

This little bag took on a life of it's own - and told me where it wanted to go. My original idea had been a quick, simple utilitarian piece to hold a pen or two, but as I began stitching it just keep calling for more & more embroidery. I went as I "was told to" and ,before long, the piece was no longer just a utilitarian piece but one of my favorite little bags -done completely by hand. The lining is from a piece of beautiful, obviously hand dyed, kimono silk. It had just the right green with circles in pale purple/lavender. I used both regular sashiko thread & standard embroidery thread with a light sprinkle of beads & an edge of deep purple Perendale wool. The only two things I have yet to decide is the closure and the handle: do I want either one of those things at all and, if I do, how can I fashion them to complement the bag as a whole? The handle is easier than the closure. I guess I'll just have to wait for this little renegade bag to "speak up" again!

9 comments:

Sandy said...

It's beautiful. It pays to listen to the piece.

Guzzisue said...

love it !!

StegArt said...

Wowzer! That's gorgeous.

Vicki W said...

I wish my things would speak to me like that!

sandra wyman said...

That is so gorgeous it made me gasp - wonderful stitching!

Waltraud said...

Love your little bags as ever,
Waltraud

Jeannie said...

Just gorgeous. I really like the color combo and the thread work. Have a great week.

katelnorth said...

Lovely. I'm a firm believer in listening when your work talks to you - something like this bag is proof of why it's a good idea to do so!

Wabbit said...

What a beautiful little bag! I really like how you put your colors together.

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