Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Kris Kringle Part II
This is what I received in my Kris Kringle, and I am hoping someone out there in blog land can help me out as there was no information about it at all and I have no way of knowing whose gift this was (there were over 100 ladies taking part).
So obviously it is a bag. However I don't think it started off life as a bag, I suspect it was possible a prayer shawl/scarf but I am really not sure. The handles on it are quite long and are about 6" wide at a guess, they go right down forming the sides of the bag, then a center panel is sewn between them to make the bag front/back, this centre panel is the same width as the handles. There are little tassel segments sewn onto the bottom of the bag, and longer threads the length of the bag come from the top. The flowers are hand embroidered, not woven in to the fabric, and the entire bag construction (hem, side seams, etc) appears to have been done by hand using decorative stitches.
I would love to know more about it if anyone has any ideas!!