Monday, July 8, 2013

Going in a different dimension

This spring our local rug guild decided to add some dimensionality to our lives.  We took on a purse project.  It was designed by Susan Quicksall of Holly Hill Designs.   She has some really great designs.  I chose to hook my purse with a red background. I had a bunch of leftover reds from another project that I wanted to use up.  The motifs were also leftovers.  Here's my finished bag, front and back.

I did make a few modifications to her pattern.  I did not whip the pieces together with yarn but hand stitched the seams with upholstery thread.  I also used purchased handles rather than making them from wool.  I was very happy with the results.