Wednesday, 20 April 2016

WIPW - From the waist or shoulder

Just in time for the Work In Progress Wednesday report, I've completed the

Kjolsäck
I used purple yarn, instead of the thin black knitting yarn I showed last week, to make two long cords.

I then used some of this wool to make two felted balls. Later I added a few decorative stitches
and attached the cords to the purse frame.
Here is the completed kjolsäck. 
Until I have made a belt from which it can hang, I will either use this kjolsäck as a shoulder bag or tie it around my waist.
It was fun to make and unbelievable fast to complete. 

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Next project is already brewing..., the ingredients are on the chopping board. I still need to find a name for it, something with green in the title...
Happy stitching, happy piecing, happy quilting to you all!



19 comments:

  1. our lucet cord has worked so well and looks so right on the purse, hope to see the new project up and running soon

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    1. With a bit more practise the tension will be better on the lucet cord. I do like the square shape, unlike most other cords that are round and ropelike.
      The new green project is still in the cutting stage as you can see.

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  2. I have been following your blog for sometime, and this is my first comment. I love the purse, and beautiful embroidery work that you have done.

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    1. Hi Gaia,
      Thank you for stopping by. I had a look at your blog and fell in love with the charming appliqué elephants. Your embroidery is full of charm, too.

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  3. I love new projects! Can't wait to see more of this.

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    1. You have probably already spotted the sheet of paper for paper foundation and have guessed it is a quilt in the making!

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  4. very beautiful purse. best wishes on your new project.

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    1. Thank you. I've been chopping green triangles all evening. It's time to start piecing them together.

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  5. The finished bag looks great. Looking forward to seeing your green project.

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    1. Thank you.
      I haven't done any piecework in a long time and I have to befriend the sewing machine, too!

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  6. Your little purse is fabulous.
    Where do you get your inspiration for the needle work
    pattern?

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    1. Your kind words always encourage me. Thank you, Janie.
      The inspiration comes from the traditional patterns of Swedish folk costumes, but then I add a bit more exotic look to the flowers. In this case I wanted the balance between large, flamboyant plants and small, simple ones scattered over the background.

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  7. What a fantastic finish! And now ... all those itty-bitty triangles.... another adventure is on the way. Need any more greens? my stash could use a hit.

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    1. Ha, ha thank you for your kind offer. Don't we all have too much fabric! I have cut up 1/3 of my greens and will start sorting them into shades. I think I need two groups - dark and light. If there is an unbalance, and I need more of either tone, I'll let you know!

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  8. You really succeded using many way of doing a lovely shoulder bag.Wow what a bag.A brilliant work.Wish you a lovely spring/summer time.

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    1. It was fun making this bag, and I have always admired the various kjolsäckar of Swedish folk costumes.
      You, too, have a great spring.

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  9. I love your bag with your Lucet cord. My Lucet is packed away somewhere safe, I don't think I will find it again until I move back into my house. And your new project looks interesting, now what will it be?

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    1. There are so many things you will be able to do once you move back into your own house.
      The green triangles will become a quilt, but it will be a slow and probably boring project. However, I really want to use up my stash.

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  10. The purse is really lovely. I too have started a new paper piecing project for a cushion cover (hopefully!). Look forward to seeing your progress.

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