handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Blending Purse

Blending Purse design is 11″ wide x 17″ tall,  printed in reclaimed linen tablecloth fabric and lined with more reclaimed tablecoth fabric. Straps are braided sparkle cord attached with a grommet at each top corner. Bag closes with a magnet. Each bag is handmade and may vary slightly in size or materials.

About the artwork

handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Blending bag, with braided olive/copper rope ribbon through grommets, snap or magnet closure.

I use commercial-quality fabric transfers to make fabric “swatches”. Like my accessory bags and cloth placemats they are printed on reclaimed fabrics from tablecloths, curtains, and any other clean, sturdy solid-colored fabric that won’t melt in the heat press. This bag is printed on an old frayed linen tablecloth trimmed down to give the fabric a new life.

It’s also lined with a solid white polyester tablecloth from a friend’s wedding. I can make use of my old printed textiles, and others I can collect, in the same way. So much is thrown away, and many fabrics are not ethically produced and have environmental impacts, so why not use something that’s already here? And although I know I’ll never use those tablecloths again I have a real attachment to them, so they get another life.

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