This is a shoulder bag that I’ve made from fabric I dyed using the low immersion technique. I made a few using different colors. Not only was I playing with colors and textures that were created by the dying process, but I wanted to add additional decoration to the surface of the bags.
I did this by using thread, beads, and polymer clay ornaments that I created and attached using different methods.
Some I attached with thread and some by using a bead.
I used a simple stitch pattern – lines running in different directions with some more elaborate geometric stitching patterns or flower shapes.
Over the next several weeks I plan to use several techniques to hand dye more fabric, building on what I’ve learned. I have many designs in mind for additional projects using the decorated and dyed fabric, including art quilts.
I hope you’ll come back and follow my progress.