Photo Fest

just a whole lotta pics today of the bag I am working on. Pieced from Hand-dyed cottons and tatting. All stitching, bar a tiny bit of black, is done in the Sassa Lynne perle cottons. All silk ribbon is hand dyed by myself or Pat Winter.


Just have the handles to finish. The 'pointy up' one will be long (shoulder length) , and the 'hooky over' one will stay as it is. It has turned out just as I hoped. It is lovely and big. I struggled a little with the lining as the embellishment had shrunk the sized from the original template, but alls well that ends well. Off to do some some other finishing now on ornies.

19 comments:

everythingquilts said...

It's gorgeous. Your work is truwly amazing.

Ati. Norway. said...

Jo it looks FANTASTIC!! I love the bullion flowers !! The bag is almost too beautiful to use :)

Kathy said...

Your bag is beautiful, stunning, gorgeous! If I remember correctly you had found a great lot of tatting on ebay. What a great find!

Vicki W said...

Your bag is beautiful!

Cathy K said...

Jo, your bag is amazing! Beautiful, feminine, functional and with all your perfect stitching. WOW. I hope you'll be entering the CQI purse contest this year - you sure know what you're doing! Hugs, Cathy

méri said...

Your bag is... so exquisite! Love it! Your work is fabulous!

TattingChic said...

Your bag is looking amazing. I love how you embellished the tatting with the little pink beads in the middle of the rings! That one is my favorite, tho' they are all beautifuL! I LOVE this bag!

Simona said...

I think it is wonderful in stitching and you added beautiful tatting motifs!

Susan said...

I love the use of the doilies. The bullion daisies look great, too. Very pretty bag, all the way around. And green, my favorite! LOL!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh wow! This is wonderful. I love the doilies and the embroidery is top notch. Wish I could see this in person!!

meggie said...

That work of art is too precious to ever use! It needs to be admired & loved, just for the object of beauty, it truly is!

Marty52 said...

Oh, Jo... this is so, so beautiful! The sense of movement you get with the tatting just makes your eye sweep around the bag. It's got just the right amount of embellishment. You did good! ;0)

sharonb said...

I really love this pattern made up in CQ. Also you treatment of the tatting and the spider is just great . Thanks for the lovely eye candy

Cheryl said...

Nothing short of exquisite. Ahhhhh!

Wendy said...

WooooooooooW! How gorgeous! Jo you have outdone yourself with this purse. It is wonderfull. Is this for you or someone else? Either way it is a keeper and if not you can always send it across the pond to me.lol Your work is so beautiful. Now to go wipe off the drool.lol Wendy F

Plays with Needles said...

Loved!!! the photofest...you made my tea taste so much better this morning.

talia said...

Your work just leaves me breathless! It is just so absolutely exquisite! I love your blog!

anne nicolas said...

The use of all these tatting is great. Fantastic bag.

Amy said...

Jo, your purse is lovely, I really like all of the lace and the shape. Amy