I am following India Flint's Fb group for people who have purchased her book Bagstories. There are extra lessons on the page, one of which involves hemming 25 squares. I have started doing these with hand stitch but have had to give up for a while. I really wanted to make a bag so have made the easiest one from the book, mostly machined but hand finished. It is made from Indian cotton tab topped curtains I bought in a sale. The handle is made from one of the tabs and the button is one I kept from a 1970's coat.. I have more fabric and buttons so may make a larger one as well.
The wrapping cloth is also based on a Japanese concept and is made from another curtain I bought at the same time. I like to wrap presents in cloth, it is reusable or can be made into something else.
It is nearly three weeks since I had my operation for carpel tunnel. I have found it frustrating not being able to do very much but now gradually I am able to spend small amounts of time weaving. This piece was started last year and I have added a couple of inches to it in places this week. I have even managed to do a little hand hemming of squares for India Flint's 'Bagstories'
project, the first time I have been able to hand stitch for nearly six months which is very exciting.
Hopefully I may even begin to be able to garden soon, lots of weeds and the fruit trees need pruning and get back to driving myself around.
I haven't been doing any making for a while, now back to doing a bit though this will be slowed down by an operation to rectify carpel tunnel syndrome tomorrow. I am making pipe cleaner people for my second piece for the Bristol Guild exhibition in April. I have the idea for the completed piece in my head, just hope its going to come out looking good and not a bit naff.