Monday, March 10, 2014

Vintage embroidery bags



Slowly, slowly I've been making some new goodies. Here are 2 bags made with antique linen, trims and vintage embroideries.

11 comments:

  1. Great way to use vintage linens!

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  2. Oh la-la-laaa what a cute & romantic bag. Lovely work!

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  3. Seriously, you make the neatest stuff ever! I love all of it. :)

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  4. I too think you should finish it. The woman who started this was obviously skilled and it would be a wonderful tribute to her. You should frame the envelope with the thread wrapped around it. As someone else also suggested, check Mary Corbert's article about thread rot.

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  5. Really impressive. I'm always inspired my embroidery but feel that I may lack the patience to apply myself properly. I love your colour combinations.

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  6. How pretty! I've always loved the look of the embroidered hoops and now that they've come back into style (or I suppose it's just a younger twist on them) I've been dying to try my own hand at it! I'm dying for summer break to be here already so I can spend all summer doing crafts!

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  7. I think finish it too :) It would be lovely to be able to use that, but whatever you decide to do with it, I'm sure it'll be wonderful. Such a wonderful find and such a cheap price too!

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  8. What a wonderful find! It is such a lovely design too, so neat, and how evocative to see the the original threads wrapped around an envelope dated 1940!
    I think it would be a lovely idea to finish it, and somehow right and a tribute to the unknown lady and all the hard work already put into it, embroidered with what hopes and dreams and thoughts you will never know. Makes you wonder why it was never finished.

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