The kit contains fabric for the work (Aida 10ct Black Zweigart), woolen threads/floss Anchor & thread sorter (5 colors), beads (2 types), ribbon (1 type), felt (3 types), needles (3 types), a zipper, an instruction and a chart. The kit also includes fabric for lining, plate.
The size of the bag is 26.6 x 21 x 1.7 cm (10½" x 8¼" x 0¾").
Connection between needlework and such beloved and necessary for every woman accessory as a bag is a fact in fashion history. After all, the passion for cross stitch was one of the reasons why small handbags that then were called reticules became popular in the salons of high society. During the discussions of latest news ladies often embroidered, so the handbag that was made by the needlewoman herself or was custom made included needles, the piece that was being embroidered, hoop and other needed materials. Then every lady’s handbag was unique and was able to tell a lot about its owner – her character and hobbies. The bags were decorated richly with embroidery and beads, and were made of lace or fabric.
Time brings some changes in woman’s demands for functionality and appearance of accessories. Modern women of large cities often choose leather companion of mass production. However, the beautiful side of humanity is largely open to the world, and each one seeks to tell others something about themselves stressing their individuality of external appearance.
Therefore, the handbag with cross stitch, and even made by yourself, today has become a manifestation of free thinking, awareness of current fashion trends and the possibility to boast about your skills in beloved and very feminine hobby.
The style and unusualness of Evening Bag Graphite does not change its functionality. This bag has universal form. You can take it both to the office and to an evening event. It perfectly fits to active lifestyle of a modern woman. Monochrome embroidered ornament adds interesting nuance to the image. To interpret this nuance in your outfit is an inspiring challenge and an opportunity to show your taste.
We want to pay your attention to a size of finished piece; it is 26 x 16 x 11 cm. Detailed instructions and chart in full colour will help you to sew the bag. The techniques that you will need are cross stitch, stitch, beadwork and some experience in sewing. The materials that you will use are Safil wool/acrylic threads, Anchor stranded cotton threads (5 colours), slightly bigger than traditional, black 10 ct Aida Zweigart fabric, three kinds of beads, two kinds of felt and tapes. Even the most experienced needlewomen will not be bored with such a variety of techniques and materials! Needlework kit also includes fabric for lining, plates for the bottom of the bag, zipper and 3 needles for different materials and types of work.
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