Several people have asked me about the autumn crochet purse I was making as a class sample to teach this fall. I wanted to embellish it with some different techniques for the students, so here it is… so far:
The bag will open with a magnetic snap hidden under the button/leaves/quilted purple section. I may add some beading on the sides with some fiber beads, I haven’t decided whether this is finished yet. I have to look at it for awhile first. You know how it goes with design decisions.
The painted and stitched leaves was an experiment that worked. It is stiff and resembles leather, however, I instead painted some stiff, thick, interfacing stuff (non-technical word), then stitched each one with variegated thread. Be sure to check out the close up picture above.
Today, I’m off to the CA State Fair with husband, children and one unborn grandbaby seen in yesterday’s post. The fair is always fun to attend.
Enjoy your weekend! Regards, Carla