Tuesday, February 1, 2011
bag project: a work in progress.
For my dye and print class we have to make a collection of 3 related bags. Here's a preview of my first sample, which was going to be a final piece, but might not be because it came out way more dark purple than I'd planned. I machine stitched cotton string onto canvas to make the pattern, then added some hand embroidered embellishments. Then I died it naturally with logwood. If I mordant it with an iron bath it will change colour and probably become more of a grey-ish blue. I might try that.
My bags are inspired by vintage military gear, and I was planning on making a duffel bag, a backpack, and a shoulder bag. I'm afraid I might be taking on too much with all these different bags which I need to make patterns for, and then sew myself. They're due in one week, so it may be duffel bags all around! Duffel bags for all!