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Friday, September 07, 2007

Yet Another BYOB

In keeping with my penchant to be a multi-crafter artist, I continue to create BYOBs (Bring Your Own Bag)--despite how many of these we have around the house--I still find myself without one some days when I want to stop and just pick up a few bits of nice looking produce on the way home--I am still working on cultivating a habit of not leaving the house with a cloth bag in my purse or backpack.

I already had the lovely pink mola, and was pleased to see this polka dotted fabric (purchased on sale at a wonderful local fabric store--which is --sadly--going out of business) matched the pink mola so nicely. The mola is a traditional textile art form made by the Kuna People of Panama. Molas are hand made using a reverse applique technique. Several layers (usually two to seven) of different-coloured cloth (usually cotton) are sewn together; the design is then formed by cutting parts of each layer away. The edges of the layers are then sewn down; the finest molas have extremely fine stitching and are made using tiny needles.

and here is the back of the bag--which is lined with a nice bright green---all the fabric is heavy cottons, so the bag is washable.

"Art will never be able to exist without nature." ---Pierre Bonnard


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your blog, especially the tribute to your friend Marvel, and the pictures of yarn.

I like your mola bag, I have several "bought" bags, but you inspire me to make some of my own.

linked from knitosaurus.

BetteJo said...

Me too. Just stopping by and I loved reading about Marvel, you had such wonderful things to say about her, makes me wish I knew her - or someone like her.

Mary Timme said...

I really like this idea of your bags that you make for your own use, and then. . .I don't make my own. I wish I could get in the habit of taking a bag with me. I'm going to work on that. I carry my cloth grocery sacks in the car, why not use them? Duh! She said.