Category Archives: Bag

Crochet bags as stash-busters

I’m probably not alone in having accumulated lots of the “novelty” yarns of the nineties and noughties. You know the kind: hairy, glitzy, chunky, loopy and often all these in the same ball! Time, I thought, to get rid of … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Feeling!!

No, not Toyota***, but related.  I’m watching the first day of the Brisbane Test match Australia vs Sri Lanka.  As I start this blog the score is Sri Lanka 7/105, which partly accounts for my happiness. In parallel, as one … Continue reading

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Tidying up

In the process of trying to clear the detritus in my sewing room, I’ve found, as one does, several small UFOs that seemed worth doing something with.  So, bringing a halt to the tidying up, I made a new phone … Continue reading

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“Card Holder”

I am attending a wedding on 30 June.  Lovely mature couple who don’t need a lot of wedding presents. They asked guests to give them a card which they could ponder over in their dotage.  So I got to thinking. … Continue reading

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Purple phone bag

And another one!  Made from a scarf in a deconstructed screen printing session with friends, I’ve added some hand stitching and some buttons.

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Freeform bag

Yet again I’ve made a bag!  This time the inspiration was discovering that the WAFTA feature display at the Perth Quilt and Craft Fair from 22-26 May this year didn’t have a “traditional” freeform bag in it.  Conscious that followers … Continue reading

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Project bag

I seem always to be packing for a workshop from a large “requirements list” that includes staple supplies like sewing thread, knitting needles, bobbins and scissors as well as more specific resources like ribbon, organza, specialty yarns and carbon paper. … Continue reading

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Bag with crinkled tab

I will be demonstrating a (relatively ) low tech method of wrinkling up fabric at the April meeting of the Contemporary Quilters’ Group of WAQA so I made this bag to show what you can do with the outcome.  The … Continue reading

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Red silk bag

In another attempt to master bag making I put together a packet of silk scraps bought years ago in Canberra. The good news was that they all co-ordinated.  The bad news was the pieces were so small I had to … Continue reading

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