Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Larger than Life

Thanks to Margene I found this bag from Interweave Crochet. I think she has just about half of the world making these!

The yarn is Phoenix from South West Trading Co. I bought it a while back when they sold it only in natural color. It was handpainted to resemble the Antelope Island colors in the Fall. Deep blues and shades of brown. I might not have been successful at reproducing the colors but I like it.. There are three dye lots and the combination is "interesting" for now. We'll see how it goes when it is assembled. I have 12 squares and the side band is on it's way.

I went to the House Fabrics store and bought a couple of remnants, hey at $1 a yard you can't go wrong. I like the fabric, it is upholstery nice and sturdy. It has to be washed before I do anything with it and it will make a steady liner. The only problem is that my sewing abilities are not quite I would like them to be. As long as I can manage to cut the pieces I think I will be fine.

The other decision to be made is one layer of liner or two? inside pockets or not?


Margene said...

Well, I didn't do it alone. ;-)
Your bag is going to look great!

Leigh said...

Wow, I'm away from my computer for a few days and look at all the great things you've got going on. Wonderful crochet projects. And jewelry. And weaving.

Marina said...

It looks lovely! Next year, I'm going to try crochet.

Jane said...

Is there actually a fiber art you do not know how to do? Beautiful crochet. You have really been extra busy! Can't wait to see the finished bag!