Lauren also took digital images of my work, too.. I love how she captured detail images of my fabric crochet purses, so I thought I would share some of these with you. I started crocheting with fabric many years ago- inspired by generations of women who created rag rugs using old clothes for practical reasons. I remember that the first one I made was during a Lori and Carla Creative Adventure Week, so Lori may have taught me how to crochet with fabric or vice versa.
I have taught my crochet purses/bags as a class many years ago at High Sierra Quilters, and plan to offer this technique, along with my embellishment techniques, in the future as an online eClass:
Some images of my Autumn fabric crochet purse. The colors in this purse are quite striking and it is an easy beginner project:
Notice how well the fabric has held up over the years. Below are some embellishment details of the front:
The leaves feel and look like suede, but instead are made with one of my techniques:
Above is the back of the purse. Her is another color way using different colors:
Notice the embellishment flower on the front? Here is a detail shot of the flower and beaded center:
I have also made this bag using spring color fabrics, here is an older image I took many years ago:
Commercial fabric was used in the bag, shown above, and I was starting to experiment with various types of bag closures.
Here is the very first one I made, I used mostly hand-dyed fabrics:
Anyway, I hope you will consider taking this class when I convert it to become an online class or if I decide to teach it again at quilt stores or shows. Take care and have fun creating! Carla