Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Grandmother's Handiwork

Some objects are so precious, they stay put away in boxes or drawers so no harm can come to them. Take the blue needlepoint panel above: Hand-stitched by our customer's grandmother in the 1950s, it had been kept safe from sun and sight since her death late in that decade.
Our customer brought us the tapestry, probably originally meant to be a chair seat cover, and asked us to make it into a bag. She selected plum microsuede and glossy merlot faux leather to keep the focus on the deep blue and dusty tones of the floral design.
The gold lining tops off the rich combination.  Both Ashley and I had a hand in sewing the piece. It was an honor to work on such a special bag.

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