Sunday, 24 June 2012

My Waterlily Handbag Part two

Collecting the materials together

Firstly I made a full size paper pattern of my bag and worked out the shapes of the leaves and flower, then made patterns for the leaves and flowers ( I use recyled shopping bags for this).

I then chose the materials I wanted to use 

Dark green cotton for the bag and patterned cotton for the lining

I am using hand painted silk for the leaves

 White silk for the flower
I ironed the silk for the flower onto light weight interfacing, and cut out the shapes.

I am not sure which of these I shall use for the stamens...perhaps both!

This is gold satin cord

or perhaps the more lemony silk cord ?