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I've finished my back-tack sewn pieces, and got everything else neatly packaged together ready for sending off. Having spent most of this week trying to get even one photo in focus and of decent quality, tonight I got quite a few, and because I couldn't decide, I've put them all up.
So the finished ensemble is, from left to right, top to bottom:
Drawribboned (new word. One of my clients is Macquarie Dictionary. I have high hopes) linen and cotton and hand knitted pouch with inner drawstringed (yes, another new word) bottom sack with matching drawribboned accessory pouch, tape measure and pincushion; all 3 accessories use scraps of fabric from the main bag - literally all the little offcuts; the knitted bottom is a Jaeger wool (I lost the label ages ago - some 4 ply soft wool) sewn onto the body by machine; the linen part of the pouch is a napkin, and I sashiko embroidered a pattern onto one side of it but I ditched the little wooden buttons from the post earlier in the week; everything coordinates; I love this apple fabric; the tape measure is made from wool felt, and has organic circles of fabric and velvet ribbon sewn onto the felt via a wooden button; the underside of the pincushion - I'm loving these little hidden details made from left over pieces, and it was a great chance to use one of my gocco'd labels (there's another one on the front of the bag); the drawribboned bag uses left over napkin, the two cottons, and the base is a wide olive green velvet ribbon. I am so enamoured with this colourway and textures, that I think I might make myself a set. Or start selling them.
How are everyone elses back-tack projects going? Have you started? Have you made contact? Know what you're doing? We want to see.....!!!