I really love making the pleated bags, high relief 3D work is quite abosrbing. Hopefully you’ll be able to see that I was inspred by the art deco roses of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The interior is in Rose pink and the exterior is a carded combination of Rose, Fuchsia, Bright Pink, Coral and Pale Pink (all from Adelaide Walker).
I wanted the centre to really sing so I used a hand dyed silk hankie for empahsis and am still musing about adding beads to the centre, maybe a few green ones?
I wanted the handle to be quite simple and decided upon a solid green in Light Grass which was hand stitched on afterwards.
I have more ideas waiting for a chance to be worked on and will be bringing them all along as samples for the pleated bag workshop on Saturday 12th March.