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I’m a bag lady

September 18, 2013

this is my loom lady, she watches over me and studio events

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made many years ago by friend Meg, a soft sculpture artist

the September/October issue of PIECEWORK magazine features bagsbags 003

treasure-d bags – places to keep treasures

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from Nagai-san in Japan

woven with paper thread (shifu) on a silk warp  and another with silk thrums in the weft

and a shibori silk coin purse

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gifts from classmates in my Japanese Textile Workshop

thanks Myra and Judi

my grandmother and mother loved red roses

as a child, I remember being fascinated with the black beaded bag

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the small bag has a label “made in Czechoslovakia”

I like to keep a few of the small triangle bags for sale in my studio

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sewn from handwoven scraps and lined with samples from my interior designer days

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this one is woven with old kimono silk rags (sakiori)

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2013 6:04 am

    Long live bag ladies.


    • September 19, 2013 7:50 am

      Alice – anything and everything is in the bag!
      Neki – I keep the price low so most people can afford them, they sell well.


  2. September 19, 2013 1:27 am

    those beaded bags!! i should get into using my handwoven scraps for making bags.


  3. September 18, 2013 4:55 pm

    bags and bags, so beautiful. i love having them…and your triangle ones are so very wonderful. i love bags, especially when i use them. the best ones are gifts, though, don’t you think?


  4. September 18, 2013 4:14 pm

    i used to try and have as few bags as possible and now all i want are more and more bags! there are so many things to carry. now i’m inspired to use some of my hanji languishing in the flat file, already crumpled, and some kaki gifted by a friend. thanks for the ongoing inspiration!


    • September 18, 2013 4:26 pm

      Aimee – it is reciprocal, I receive so much from you. you can’t have too many bags to fill with little things.


  5. September 18, 2013 1:49 pm

    What a lovely little selection of bags. I’m smitten with the little silk shibori. I’m a bag lady too. Just love them all!


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