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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

WAV Holiday Gift Challenge

I am a founding member of WAV (We of Artistic Vision), a small art quilting group organized in 2003 or 2004 (? - I need to check my records). Since it's inception, our members have insisted on a Christmas gift exchange with a theme.

The theme for 2009 was "spiral" and "pockets". I opted to include both in my creation - a festive satin handbag. The hand painted satin was block printed with Setacolor paints.

Layered, and stitched - then sewn into a shoulder bag.
The recipient was Jeanne Knudsen!

The closing flap is embellished with vintage beads from my maternal grandmother's collection of broken costume jewelry!


tiedyejudy said...

What a teriffic bag! I love that you used the vintage beads to enhance your beautiful fabric... a wonderful piece!

Jeanne K said...

Cynthia, It is such an honor to have received this handbag. I have it hanging like the art it is. Thank you for all you do for WAV and being such an inspriation. Jeanne