17 April 2010

Silk bag update

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


  1. Saw it in real life today, and it's absolutely fabulous, beautiful colours, textures and beading. xx

  2. This is "Stunning" Love it the colours are fab and I love the hanging flower!! can't wait to see it complete!! Hope this is going to be a class!!!!!! Love Chanelle xx

  3. it looks great hope you are feeling better x sue x

  4. It looks beautiful Lynne, great textures and you have used beautiful colours.
    :-) xx

  5. Hi Lynne Just love the bag its beautiful just the sort of thing i love, the colours are great it will look fab when its finished you are very talented love jillxx(no blog yet)

  6. Ooh Lynne. It's looking gorgeous already. :) Just love your hanging flower too. Hope you have a really nice day. Hugs, Gez.xx

  7. Wow this is stunning! I love the blues and aquas - looks amazing!
    Lesley x

  8. Great bag - it looks as though it is coming together now. Love the colours x

  9. Love those colours. Looking forward to seeing it complete. The flower with the beads is gorgeous. Love it. Hope you are going to do us a class for making this. Hope you are feeling better with your headaches. Love Sandra x

  10. Oh my Lynne! The ammount of work in this piece is amazing! I hope the recipient appreciates it (or I would probably keep it myself haha)
    . Absolutley stunning!
    love as always Gina x x x

  11. ohhh the bag is just beautiful, all those gorgeous blues - I wish it were mine!

  12. Pretty nice blog you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more soon.

    Monica Hakkinen
    escorts black


Thank you for taking the time to call by my blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit. I would love to hear your comments. Happy crafting and sewing. Love and hugs Lynne xox