Welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures - in stitch and otherwise! And I hope that you will leave a comment so that I know you have visited.

jeudi 4 avril 2013

It Started With a Square

Anthea very kindly commented on the canvas work that I am using as my background at the moment. (And I am still trying to find out how to remove that tile effect!)


So I thought I would show you what it went on to be!


Several years ago Christine at Reticule issued 'The Reticule Challenge', a competition in aid of Cancer care. The theme of the competition was 'It Started With a Square' and entries were invited in any shape, size or technique. In exchange for my entry fee I received a Texere Variety Bag which I was to use in my project.

Adding a few threads of my own I first produced the canvas work square.

Then using similar colours from a pack of sari silk ribbon I machined the ribbons onto a backing fabric through the middle of each strip. This gave me a chennille type fabric which I machined down in opposite directions and then covered with a fine net fabric. I then machined over the surface of the fabric using various embroidery stitches and also couching down the remaining threads from my variety pack.




I then cut a square in the fabric and set in my canvas work before lining and turning into a foldover clutch bag.



The pocket at the back goes the full length of the bag which keeps anything inside secure when the bag is folded over. A simple way to make a clutch bag.


Thank you for stopping by.

Lin

6 commentaires:

Anthea a dit…

Oh wow Lin, the clutch purse is just amazing! Thanks for showing me the whole piece. This is truly unique work, I love it!
And don't worry about the 'tile effect' I think the background looks wonderful. x

marina a dit…

what a beautiful clutch purse! the effect you have achieved is amazing and I love the little stitched squares. really beautiful.

Susan a dit…

Hi Lin, What a fab idea, very clever indeed. :0

Karen a dit…

I LOVE the canvas work and I LOVE what it turned out to be!

Accroquilt a dit…

Wow! It's very nice! Thanks to share with us! Have a nice day!

Judy a dit…

Thanks for walking us through how you made this really neat, unique bag. What a great idea!