Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bagstories continued

India Flint's Facebook-based bagstories class did result in a functional bag in addition to the funky teabag bag featured in earlier posts ...



It presented a great opportunity to use some eco-dyed muslin from a couple of years ago which was inspired by India Flint's Bundle Book, using a process detailed in this post.  I tore the dyed muslin into strips and paper-less pieced it (thanks Jude) into 2.75" squares ...

Onion skin eco-dye

which I stitched together, back-to-back ...

Thimble flower eco-dye


Then stitched the squares together along the inside edges and realized I needed to reinforce the seams. Which gave me the perfect excuse for using Deb Lacativa's "Dirty Threads" ...



I also dove into a collection of vintage buttons looking for a closure. I have no idea if this is shell or celluloid, but it seemed to fit ...


And lucky me ... since there were lots of scraps leftover, I got to piece them together into a handle ...


I'm realizing that paper-less piecing gives me such great pleasure ... thanks again Jude.

10 comments:

Mo Crow said...

that looks like a good bag for bushwalking!!

Liz A said...

Mo - it's actually a bit smaller than I'd like ... so I guess I'll just have to make one that's a little bigger

patricia said...

Hi Liz! Really loving the soft beautiful colors here. Reminds me of comforting, subtle sunsets in the NE.

Liz A said...

Patricia - it's so good to connect with you again ... thank you for coming by

deemallon said...

It came out so nice! I, too, like the earth tones.

Liz A said...

Dee - I know this will sound strange, but it’s a little too tidy ... I wish you could see Patricia’s, which has so much spunk

Sue McQ said...

Earthtones...ah, nothing like it. The bag turned out wonderful. Your piecing and stitching done so well.

Liz A said...

Sue - it's interesting to note that these eco-dyed cloths were done a couple of years ago and I decided against doing much with them thinking they might fade away. Now I figure they are what they are and I'm much happier getting them out of the bin and into the world

ARTISUN said...

Dang woman! I can't believe you already made another. I'm so jealous!!!! Ahh, but in class the last 3 days I did get to demo 2 flat felts and 4 pueblo pots, so I guess I did get to create something. Loving that your wildflowers are starting to bloom. The vegetation there is so very different then what we have here in the So. Cal., so I really enjoy you sharing those with us. Sending you lots of love,
Deb

Liz A said...

Deb - I do love retired life, when one gets massive blocks of time in which to create things uninterrupted. Bag number 3 is in the works ...