Monday, September 21, 2009

Nelly bag, part 5

Finished the outline and fill of the daisy petals on the Nelly Zhang shopping bag inspired by the character in Michelle de Kretser's novel The Lost Dog. I'm about to start the satin stitch over the petals.

I stitched the cutting line of the bag front to help with placement of the daisies. For the other pieces of the bag (back and strap/gusset) I've ironed on interfacing and cut out the shapes. I've also cut out the lining pieces, ready for assembly. The silk shantung and hand-dyed silk thread are working together quite nicely.

I am considering working some daisies on the strap, as well, but there are some logistical problems about placement. What do you think?

1 comment:

Prue said...

Beautiful!!! Though I would be quite happy to see the petals left un-satin-stitched. But I am a sucker for chain stitch.