Both bags are structurally finished. Just the hand sewing of the clasp and tags remain. But today is a machine day so I will probably move on to another project and then do the hand sewing in the evening.

Both bags are structurally finished. Just the hand sewing of the clasp and tags remain. But today is a machine day so I will probably move on to another project and then do the hand sewing in the evening.

14 squares cut out for Erik’s lap quilt, and two bags. First bag is to be simple padded zippered tablet sized, lined with silk charmeuse. The second bag is a three paneled padded clutch with a zippered pocket. It is lined in thick soft green poly satin and the pocket is made from the same. The bags have already taken shape but the first requires a zipper and the second requires its pocket sewn in and clasp sewn on (by hand).

Little bag I finished over weekend. I followed the swishes around with stitching in order to quilt the batting and inside and outside together.

New shoulder bag in process. Dupioni and raw silks, woven cotton straps, interior padded tablet pocket of hand painted satin. Roughly 12 inches high by 14 wide.

ancientart:

An array of beads from Saxon graves at Cliffs End, Kent, England. Ca. early 6th century to the late 7th.

All images courtesy of Wessex Archaeology. Check out their write-up on the excavation of Cliffs End if you are interested in learning more about the context of these beads.

Today’s projects: striped silk shoulder bag, silk and vintage cotton wristlett, and the stack of fabric for two lap quilts.