Thursday 12 March 2009

Tote Bag

I spent a lovely weekend in Newry with Carrie last weekend. It was so much fun, and I can't believe how productive we were. Carrie showed me how to make silk paper, which is beautiful! We went fabric shopping, experimented with procion dyes, made totes and jewelery.

This was my first real exploration into the sewing world, I've admired Carries textile work from afar and love the amazing artwork she gave me on my wedding. While I've thought about fabrics and playing with them, I never really knew where to start.

So Saturday Carrie decided we'd make some tote's. My effort is pictured here, and I can't quite believe what I made. I normally struggle to sew a button in, so to have produced a finished, usable item is momentus for me. And I think it looks really cool too!

Thank you so much Carrie - you are a wonderful and inspiring teacher.



9 comments:

Karin said...

Sounds like you and Carrie had a fantastic creative weekend. It's hard to believe that this is your first exploration into the sewing world, your tote bag looks really professionally made, well done.

alcoholinky said...

you two just had such a creative weekend didn't you. so many things that you tried. the tote's gorgeous Audrey as is your beaded brooch. you should do some more sewing - you're obviously good at it

Chris said...

Fab tote, Audrey.

Kaz said...

this is fab Auds, you've made a gorgeous bag, not just useable! can't wait to see more now... ;)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

You and Carrie both had such a productive weekend... Both the bag and the brooch are fabulous. The brooch idea is simple but works incredibly well. Hope to see more :0)

Em said...

Looks like you had a really good weekend, the tote's gorgeous! can't believe that's your first one.. well done!

Seona said...

Cool bag Audrey - can't believe this is your first attempt - looks very professional. The brooch is gorgeous too!

Gillian said...

You and Carrie have made some amazing pieces during your weekend, love the tote Audrey and the brooch above is beautiful:)

L-Bee said...

Fab tote Audrey.... sounds like yourself and Carrie had a great time, L.