Wednesday, January 5, 2011
for a friend
i made this tote for a very good friend. i used heavy corded canvas, embellished with scraps of suede repurposed from vintage skirts. i made a small guide, and hand cut each piece, then stitched them on and finished the front with a few antique brass pyramid studs. there is a small dee ring on the front, with a few vintage wooden beads that i strung onto a bit of rawhide (it is removable). you can see a glimpse of the interior here. i wish i had taken some photos of all of the other gifts i made for folks this year, but most of them were stitched at the every last moments before giving them, so unfortunately i was not able to. but i played around with a lot of fabrics, details, etc that i have been wanting to for quite a while, but with the holiday rush and finishing up the stitched pieces for my show in december, i have had to put it off. but you will see many new things from madebyhank this year! i am also putting together some items for a giveaway, so keep an eye for an announcement and details about that next week.
Posted by katie henry at 7:20 AM