I am making Catherine’s Venetian bag and my box of goodies is simply scrumptious: lovely hand-colored materials, silk ribbons, and threads to deal with.
Here is phase 1 of the ribbon roses (appearing like Madonna’s pointy bra!).
Then the completed roses sewn with the beautifully colored silk ribbons:
And the roses attached to the silk velvet front of the bag:
Initially I was expected to be doing Catherine’s Fruitful Abundance bag however I felt I would have more utilize out of the Venetian bag, and it would likewise look terrific shown on a mannequin with my Granny’s bridal gown from the late 1920’s.
This bag might not take as long to make so I’m hoping to make one of Catherine’s Fritillaries, beautiful embroidered and beaded flower tassels.
Off for some more stitching tomorrow.