Thursday, September 21, 2006

Fall Purse Swap

Wool. I love wool. The more I learn about it and the more I work with it the more I love it. Especially handspun stuff with it's thick and thin twists and color variegations. I was pleasantly surprised with this yarn, Sensations Licorice, from a big chain store.

Now that my swap partner has received her purse I can post about it. It took quite a bit of rework and redesign and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. Originally designed with different stitches, after I crocheted a few rows, it was clear it didn't show the yarn to it's best advantage. The new crocheted fabric shows off the lovely twist and richness. Here's a close-up.

The handles were made with stamped leather I had in my stash. I've been a little frustrated with the selection of purse handles available and I picked up this leather skin for another project. The rich brown suited this purse perfectly.

It was hard to give up this purse.

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2 comments:

nez said...

I can see why it was hard! Thats so adorably cute. :]

crochetoholic Debb said...

Hello there
what a great purse. I loved it. Do check out my site for some of my designs.
Crochetoholic Debb
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