Sunday, March 28, 2010

Periwinkle Pinwoven Bag Completed

This was a fun project. I got to play with color and texture freely. I used some of the wool fibers that Summerset gave me, flosses, sparkly threads, ribbons, bias strips, etc. to do the weaving. Then I topped it off with additional embroidery.

The lining and some of the bias strips are a thick neon green textured poly. It had some good heft so I didn't interface the lining, which I almost always do. I detest thin linings.  One thing not evident here is that I pick stitched around the top edge to keep the lining inside and also stitched in the ditch the lining and bag at the side seams. I like how that keeps the lining from bagging up.

Here are some closeups of the weaving:
You can see the tab is all piped. What looks like a little stick in the center is just the way this sliver type thread caught the flash.

More light blue sparkly thread, fat yellow french knots, squooshed organdy ribbon, rattail  as you read this down. The edges of the wavy panel are piped too. It looks kind of cockeyed in the picture with the way the wavy panel is but IRL it looks fine.
This was a great interlude after concentrating on the CJ muslin jacket. I have a little dress cut out and next in the cue. That means I am in need of another hand project, maybe some simple smocked tops for Carly and Sophie, gotta think about that........Bunny

22 comments:

  1. Wow, it has come up really well. So nice and bright.

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  2. This is really beautiful! You must be so pleased.I really love your colour choices.

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  3. BRAVO!!! Outstanding attention to detail & I adore the color combinations. Simply luscious!!

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  4. Bunny, you have inspired me to DO Something Fun, like your great bag. Too often we get caught up in serious sewing for others and outselves and need to just let go and have fun. Great bag and I'm off to find something fun to do.

    MaryEllen

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  5. süper ,This effort is a great.I was eagerly waiting for days.very nice.

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  6. What a fun bag, perfect for summer I'd say. And the details are gorgeous.

    I think I should try and find some projects with handsewing too. There are so many times when I don't have the possibility to sit behind my machines, but would love to do something creative. And as I found out knitting doesn't seem to be something that suits me well, handsewing might be!

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  7. I can't knit to save my self. It is the only needlecraft that I have tried over and over and just can't get comfortable or successful with. So you are not alone.
    I always try to have a hand project going as well as a machine project. "Idle hands are the devil's workshop" as my sweet grandmother used to say.

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  8. That is truly wonderful!!! Very inspiring, totally unique. Yes, I love to have a hand work project going as well!

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  9. That bag is gorgeous! I know it was fun to do. I like the little bunny tag you put inside.

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  10. Beautiful work! The colors are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    Barb

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  11. Bunny, the bag looks great, l love the color combination and the textures make we want to reach out and touch.

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  12. This is an amazing bag! I am so impressed!

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  13. WOW!!! How gorgeous is this bag. You are one talented lady.

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  14. Oh my goodness, but I love it. I was just going to complain about you not giving a large detailed photo, and then there it was in full close-up detail. Makes me wish I loved doing things with my old arthritic hands. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  15. This is so beuatiful and original, I can imagine how great it would look with light summer clothings or something in raspberry color...

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  16. The results are great. All that effort really paid off!

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  17. Pretty! It looks like a breath of spring!

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  18. This bag is wonderful..I love it!

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  19. That is truly a work of art! It will surely get lots of stares and comments. Great work indeed!

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