Sunday, May 13, 2012

Distracted by Knitted Handbags

I haven't started any new art quilts lately, as I've been distracted by the fun of creating knitted handbags.

This is a repeat of the knitting tote bag that I made in an olive green for my sister.


In this version I added some pockets to the lining - one large one for a kindle, some chocolate or whatever, and then 2 narrow pockets for knitting needles.


Love making these tassels!


This is the other one just finished. The purple yarn is by Crystal Place (I think) and the brown yarn is by Berroco.


I used a magnet sewn into two short flaps as "lite" closure for this bag. The magnet was not as strong as I would have liked, but it still works.


Today I clear away the handbag stuff and set up to do a new art quilt.