Tropical leaves sack bag
“Daffodils are yellow trumpets of spring”, Richard L Ratliff once wrote, and I bounced along to Glasgow’s House of the Art Lover to celebrate the first real warm rays of sunshine to herald in the new season with my latest new bag.
Regulars to my blog will know that I have a soft spot for tropical leaves, which are proving popular with many designers this year.
So, for this sack-style bag (patter by pdfsewingpattern.com), I have used Tropical Leaves on Black, another upholstery velour fabric from Tkaniny Karoliny.
There’s a trim of daffodil-coloured yellow pompoms from Minerva Crafts, with a strap of black webbing tape and Washpapa (washable craft paper) in Sahara colour with two golden rings. It can be easily shortened, like a belt, because of attached Chicago studs.
Washpapa is also used for a tassel attached with a lobster clasp.
In keeping with the outside theme, the lining, which includes a handy inside pocket, is a combination of lime green and khaki.
Hugh Newell Jacobsen pointed out that: “Picasso said that no one has to explain a daffodil. Good design is understandable to virtually everybody. You never have to ask why."
Hopefully this beautiful bag speaks for itself too.