I MADE A POMEGRANATE. This purse was inspired first by this modern pomegranate-shaped box, made by Michael Michaud ("I could make myself a pomegranate to wear and keep things in", I thought), and later by this gorgeous petal pouch made by Janet Granger, after an example in the book Elizabethan Needlework Accessories Sheila Marshall ("OOH!!!")
|pattern shaping and some of the embroidery|
|The green lining and red satin outside are married with a|
satin stich all the way around the top. It took. Forever.
|The green cord that laces the bag was made by me and my|
friend Simona at the Shadowlands event, at a Viking whip-
cording workshop, which was REALLY fun. The cord was
fast and easy to make, and both Simona and I plan to
continue doing this craft.
|Possibly the nicest buttonhole I've ever made by hand.|
Which means it's a good example of how badly I suck
at making buttonholes by hand. I'm getting better.
|To compare to the first picture, in which the bag was|
stuffed with paper towels to fill it out for the photos,
this is the bag completely empty.
|And this is my very favorite thing about the bag: the six-|
rayed star on the bottom. So pretty!