Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shuswap Purse for Sorrento Centre

This pouch style messenger bag has been donated to Sorrento Centre for an online auction that they will be holding starting October 24th. It has been created with an abstract scene of Shuswap Lake on the flap that is constructed of hand-painted and hand-dyed fabrics that a pieced in softly curving lines, quilted by machine and then hand stitched to add even more dimension and texture to the piece. A few individual wisps of lake or sky drift across the back of the purse with additional stitching. The black reverse side of the purse is free motion stitched in a Sorrento landscape design to give it added definition.

The base fabric is a black linen blend and the wide shoulder strap holds the bag at a nice length so that it fits securely beneath your arm. The bag is lined with a light blue/grey cotton and has two large pockets. An interlining of quilt batting gives added structure to the purse.

The purse is accessed from the top of the open pouch and then the top half folds over where the strap is attached to the bag to create the flap. There is no hardware closure.

This bag measures approximately 10" when the flap is folded over and
will comfortably hold your necessities and more . . . The drop of the handle is approximately 16".

The middle photo shows the back of the bag.

Click on the photos to zoom in...

To bid on this purse visit
Sorrento Centre
after October 24th


Joanne said...

Nice purse Kathy. Hope you get lots of bids!

Mildred Thill said...

I put my bid in. It seems that there are some popular items there!