That bag idea again
Sorry about the current lack of historical embroidery posts. the only thing I’ve been working on is super secret and you can’ see it yet.
Instead I bring you bag idea part two, the further adventures of bag idea, because I need brief periods of doing something else between bouts of embroidery.
Saturday morning I toddled over to Bonds in farsley to see if they had more braid. Obviously thay had more braid, because everythime I go there I come away with a carrier bag full of the dratted stuff and I have to find ways to use it, hence the bags. But then I start things and don’t have enough braid so I have to go back and buy more. I think Bonds have invented some sort of retails moebius loop there.
I have seen people use this braid on costume. Unfortunately this cannot be unseen. I still have flashbacks. ~shudders~
One day Gareth will fit actaul windowsills.
I tacked the braids together inside, but left them loose on the surface, so although they can move around a bit they can’t actaully go anywhere.
I ended up not using the lace becuase I found some other darker blues to mix in. I did buy soft wool tape to sew the lace down onto, but there ended up not being room.
Sexy lining shot…
I used a heavy cotton canvas because you need something substantial to anchor a magnetic snap.
Last time I visited VV rouleaux in London they had vintage upholstery tapes very similar to these (in fact I think a couple were identical) for anything up to £20 a metre. Fortunately I don’t shop there often, I go to Bonds of Farsley instead. You don’t quite get the same deluxe Marylebone retail experience, because Bonds is a shop that looks semi-derelict (that might improve if they ever finish the extension they’ve been working on for years)where you wade through enormous piles of stuff that looks like its been dropped from a great hieght and if you can’t find it you can’t have it because the assistants don’t do bending over backwards for customers because they’re mainly ladies of a certain age for whom any sort of bending is a distant memory.
On the other hand, they charge 25p a metre for this stuff, so who cares? For 25p a metre you can play to your heart’s content.
I like Bonds.