Thursday, 25 October 2012
We love to incorporate old embroideries in our bags. The size and shape of the embroidery determines the size and shape of the bag. Usually it is pretty straitforward, but this hmong embroidery piece was a bit more difficult. A lot of craft paper later I had made a pattern to incorporate and enhance the embroidery.
We decided to use leather for this bag. Here the hide gets an adhesive backing.
The lining is a very pretty Mary Engelbreit cotton.
It is coming along nicely, not sure about the strap, though.
Isn't it nice? From the breast plate of a traditional costume to a bag.
In the picture below you can see how the costumes were worn.
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