Monday, July 10, 2006

Another Reverse-A-Purse Vintage Shibori

My good pal Kathy Jolman gave me these little vintage Shibori silk pieces a couple of years ago. I finally decided to cut into them & use them for something besides decorating my counter top. I used a vintage red button (which may be Bakelite, I'm not sure, can anyone tell me how to tell?). The bag part on this side is a vintage velveteen.
The reverse is a crinkled silk that Kathy also gave me.
I used a heavy Candelight thread in the bobbin for the flap on this side, & the button is a beautiful Dichroic fused glass button that I love. Mindy didn't make this one, but she could've!


Kay said...

This is very pretty. I like the piecing of the shibori side particularly. I have some vintage kimono fabric left from when I used to make purses, and this inspires me to get it out. It always seems almost too wonderful to cut, but I know that is silly. I don't know exactly how to tell Bakelite, but it has a slightly different feel from modern plastic, maybe heavier? Colors are different too (lots of orange, black and earthtones), and I don't remember ever seeing red identified as Bakelite by a dealer, but that doesn't mean anything necessarily. Anyway, it's a perfect button for the bag.

Great sewing room/studio too!

jenclair said...

Wonderful! Love it...both sides.

Micki said...

The bag is beautiful. I love the fact that it is reversible.

diva of quilts said...

It's an amazing little purse. I especially like the quilting designs on it.