28.9.11

By hand this time

This week I will be visiting Denmark. I'm invited by Kvadrat to enjoy three days of esthetic delight, full of design, fabrics, architecture, interiors, art...
The felt for this bag I bought already some weeks ago. The yellow strap is like here a thrifted judo belt. It's clear that last weekend a Kvadrat bag had to be made to accompany me to Denmark.






On the outside felt of Wernerkinck, on the inside a mix of fabric samples of Kvadrat: the traditional Hallingdal, Stripes of Paul Smith, Layers Vineyard of Hella Jongerius, Happy of Tord Boontje. I'm happy to carry all those great designers along.




Today I used the bag for the first time. A new project?, a colleague asked me. Yep, just finished. To be honest, it's wasn't a simple process. But it is what was in my mind. It's made all by hand, because I preferred to sit on our couch :). The stitches are done as invisible as possible (but very visible in strong sunlight!). It appeared to be easy to get the needle through the felt layers. Luckily the fabric samples already had overlocked edges. I'm not fully satisfied with the snappers. These are of Prym (I thought a trusty brand), but I think they snap not strong enough. Anybody better alternatives?

14 comments:

vlijtig said...

Tasje, Denemarken, Kvadrat... Jaloers!

Petra said...

Mooi! En door de binnenkant van stof (nou ja, niet vilt) te maken hou je hem ook goed in model. Ik vind de iets uitstekende zijkanten erg mooi! Veel plezier in Denemarken, klinkt als een erg fijn tripje!

Petra said...

Tip: magneetsluitingen. Ik koop ze bij robin-eva, een webshop. Het zijn een soort stevige drukknopen met magneten, zoals je in gekochte tassen ook wel ziet.

Trula said...

I like the felt and fabric/ grey and yellow colour combination. Also the snaps. Unfortunately haven't used them much, so no recommendation. Have fun in Denmark.

Ziezo said...

Mooie tas zeg! Magneet sluitingen zouden misschien beter zijn, ik neem aan dat je ze bij een fournituren zaak kunt kopen (het geval hier in Kenia).
Prettige reis!

Anonymous said...

Mooie tas!
ik koop mijn magneetsluitingen op Etsy bij: http://www.etsy.com/shop/soeleelady
gratis verzending en veel keus!

Saskia

Jo said...

Wow, a beautiful bag AND a Kvadrat trip - I'm jealous!

mama-pan | mary frances said...

this is so lovely, and sturdy-looking, too!

eloleo said...

Oh ja, helemaal mijn goesting. Mooi! En voor die magneetsluitingen: zoals Petra zegt, Robin&Eva = goed gerief.

granitegirl08 said...

What a fabulous bag!!! I love it!!!

Would you consider posting a few more photos, or perhaps a description of its construction (the stitch)?

lightbluegrey said...

@ granitegirl08: thanks! The stitch can be explained best by the thought of a section over the felt layers. You would see then a zigzag stitch. The points of the zigzag are just on the outer surfaces (they're almost invisible!), the thread crosses the felt layers under 45 degrees (about).
Hope it's clear!

granitegirl08 said...

thanks for the explanation of the stitch.
(p.s. nice choice & use of great designed fabrics).

Effie said...

Bedankt voor je berichtje op mijn blog. Wat een mooie tas en je hebt een jaloersmakende trip gemaakt.Ik ga volgen!

MESy said...

fantastic!
I love this idea! Ive been trying to do something like that myslef but this one is stunning ! Love it :)

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