Autumn Nights - Beaded Handknit Felted HandBag
Autumn Nights (CC15)
This night glam bag grew out of a desire to finally get into needle felting. The design was inspired by the autumn season. It pictures simple leaves in their resplendent autumn colours against a black background, symbolic of the night sky. And as the night skies are lighted up by the brilliance of the twinkling stars, this is made so by the generous sprinkling of Swarovski Crystal beads and elements.
Totally Unique:All my designs are one-offs as often I cannot repeat the process because the ideas and the materials come together much of their own volition than of deliberate planning. So you can always be assured of detailed and unique creations.
Happy Thoughts: All ClearlyChosen Handmades are made with tons of love and happy thoughts with the belief that these will go into the world, secure in the safety and confidence of getting more of the same and being able to share that with its rightful owner.
Some Work Details
Bag is knitted, sewn up and then fulled (felted). Needle felting to create the green 'waves' and the solid leaves. Design is free hand drawn as the work progresses using 1 (felting)needle and the corresponding colors for the draw up stage.
Beads are done with the peyote stitch. Instead of using tubular peyote, these are rolled and joined: they are worked to the correct length and then the 'up and down' of the beaded row is match with the first row and joined together.
Bag is lined with a funky retro canvas fabric for that extra unexpected touch of color.
Composition: 83% Mohair, 17% Acrylic (40M per ball)
Color: Black (col7)
Miyuki Bugle Beads
Swarovski butterfly beads
Swarovski rivoli pendants
Black leather cording
Antique Brass plated chain
All other sizing - please refer to Dimensions photo.
Knitting Needle size: 7mm
Approximate stitches/rows: 28 stitches over 33 rows (varies)
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