Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Finished Work

Not a shirt for Emili................Not a corset,,,,,,,,, Both Lynda
and Megan guessed that.

It's a bag!!! You know, the work in progress, the one with the grommets.

The bag is made from a piece of silk kimono fabric, Most kimono fabric is about 14 inches wide, selvage to selvage. Using the entire width, I folded and machine stitched to create the top of the bag, the flap where the grommets are placed, and the self-lining. Mango Moon's recycled silk is the yarn I used. I picked up a stitch in each of the eyelet holes, and knit in the round to form the bottom of the bag. The cord for the drawstring is macrame cord from way back when.? 70's?

The matching colors of the drawstring and the silk fabric was just serendipity.

This was fun, and a nice way to use recycled materials.


Anonymous said...

Would have never guessed it!! Feel free to rummage thru the kimonos at my house if you want more fabric...MB

Lacelibrarian said...

Oh my gosh, it is beautiful!
I never would have guessed it either!
The yarn really matches the fabric beautifully!
Lovely use of fabric and yarn...