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« on: April 06, 2010 01:54:58 AM »


I made this Elizabethan sweet bag when I saw the instructions in a magazine. I stitched it on to fine linen, with gold thread to outline the pattern. The flowers and fruits are largely in stumpwork. My favourite bits were the blackberries, with a few added beads, and the snail which is a 40 wrap bullion knot! The bag is lined with silk.







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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010 02:00:31 AM »

Wow, this is beautiful! Definitely hitting "This Rocks". It's so delicate
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010 05:33:18 AM »

Oh wow, this bag is simply stunning.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010 05:43:11 AM »

Oh, it's beautiful!  A real treasure.  Things like this make me want to learn to embroider!
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010 05:51:56 AM »

Amazing work!
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010 06:14:35 AM »

I agree, this is so elegant looking! I'd love to see a closeup of the flowers and fruits.  Simply gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010 06:25:18 AM »

Thank you everyone. I'll try to take some close up pics!
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010 06:59:40 AM »

This is very beautiful - I am so impressed!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010 07:15:42 AM »

Your bag is absolutely gorgeous.  This rocks.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010 07:42:21 AM »

Gosh, that's beautiful! I love the blackberries too, and that gold chain-stich is so delicate looking.
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