Friday, January 7, 2011

Two new silk bags and a special sunflower purse

I have been replenishing my stock of fibre art purses this week as I sold a good number of them over the past month or two. Two of the purses that I am showing today are constructed of silk and each has an area with free-motion quilting. The first purse is made of dupioni silk that is chartreuse in colour with just a little hint of magenta. The area that was quilted in black thread was then lightly brushed with charcoal textile paint to highlight the stitching. They are delightfully simple and elegant and will be appealing to someone who is going on a cruise or needs a bag to accent a special outfit.

I think that one of the delightful features of the yellow silk noile bag is that it could also be worn with casual attire as the soft nubbly silk will lend itself to being paired with denims as well. The stitching on this bag has been done in a beautiful variegated thread and the beads weigh the deep flaps closed for security.

The third purse is constructed of linen blend fabric that is a light putty colour. The big sunflower gives it a playful feel but it is still a purse that could be used in dressy situations as well. The lining fabric matches the sunflower on the flap.

There are further photos of these purses in my Etsy shop ...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thoughts of Valentine's Day

It is ages since I've posted anything here and it's certainly not that I haven't been busy . . . so here are a few of the Valentines that I have created this week. These ones are listed in my Etsy shop and I will also use them as samples for the card-making class I will be teaching in February.

The first card is red silk hearts on silver dupioni silk ... with free motion stitched hearts on the background . . . the hearts on the other two cards are made from fabric that I "created" from various fibres and then stitched to the background fabric.