This purse appeared in the November/ December 2007 issue of PieceWork Magazine.
I wrote an article on my collection of vintage purses. The project that was included in the magazine is actually the back of the purse. The fabric is silk with cotton embroidery threads.
For the design I used pearl cotton in 6 shads of pink, and 3 shades of green. the stitches I used were: bouillon, woven, cast-on, lazy daisy, feathered leaf, French Knots, and Peking knot.
For further reading on vintage purses please see Handbags- Materials and Techniques and History of the Handbag.
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