Daily Archives: August 18, 2010

Art with a Needle ~ Week 51

Today I have set a challenge for myself.

I was presented with a surprise gift recently.  A jar of honey and it came in the bag above.  What a nice idea instead of the usual paper wrapper.  This bag is made from a single piece of linen with a fringed edge.  The stitching is simply done using a reed or some type of grass.  It may well be flax.  The large slip stitches run down one side of the bag and back forming a double row then continuing along the edge of the flap and down the other side and back up to the opening to match side one.  The button for closing the flap is actually made from two beads.  What could be simpler?

Now I need a bag to place my webcam in when travelling between my many homes to visit my relations. Time to look in the scrap bag.

Hopefully I will have something to show before the day is out.

Now I am off to clean a few windows!

UPDATE: Later than I expected and a little simpler than I planned.  It was keep to the promise of completing or spending another week trying to do something special.  I need something that would take pushing pulling in and out of the laptop bag.

So here we go…

And with the webcam inside:-