I hope you have all been out and about enjoying the lovely weather today. I have been doing some more work on the silk bag I am making, so thought I would give you an update. It should have been finished by now, but I have been suffering this week with head aches so I am bit behind now, so nothing new there then!!
The rods have settled in nicely now and started rolling in themselves. I have now sewn silk sari ribbon in between the rods, this has added to the texture and colour of the bag beautifully.
I have hand sewn small blue and green beads and flower shaped sequins on to the silk rods and also in between on the felt of the main bag. There are a lot more to go on yet.
This is the inside of the bag, you can just see the lines of machine stitching where I have attached the rods and sari ribbon.
The strap pinned inside ready for hand stitching
The bag is now starting to take shape
the silk lining behind the bag sewn ready for pinning in
One of the 3 cocoon flowers which will be attached to one side of the bag, I have hung this on a paint brush to give you a better idea how it will look on the bottom of the bag