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Diana bag with owls

After more mishaps than usual, it’s done. Again everything is interfaced with heavy duty Vlieseline and I used a side piece instead of the darts that are called for in the original pattern. I plan to use the bag when I travel to London next Friday for three days of fashion, food and fabrics (a Goldhawk road visit with Melissa is on the agenda!).

The bag is lined with oilcloth because I’m a total slob. To be honest I think that my Nikon 50mm lens lies a bit here, the bag looks somewhat better in the photos than IRL. One problem was that the cotton canvas didn’t like being ironed – I got shiny areas, just like when you press wool with too much heat/too little steam. Weird.

The printing frame that I used. The blue/green area is the photo emulsion. On a funny side note, as you might remember I labeled the first print session a disaster and after photographing the print I threw the fabric in my paper bin. But yesterday my 10 year old saw it, dug it up and cut the owls out. Now she plans to use them as appliqués. It’s always good to get a fresh eye on things!


  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    May 9, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Your bag looks awesome! I love the red and the owls are just so cute! I think you will get lots of compliments.
    Have a great trip to London 🙂

  • gwensews
    May 10, 2009 at 1:18 am

    What a hoot! Pun intended! Really cute bag.

  • Antoinette
    May 10, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Great bag! Your screenprint is great. Have a great trip! You now have three extra companions. 🙂 BTW, very good thinking by your daughter to salvage those extra owls as appliques. I’d love to see what she ends up appliqueing.

  • Mary Nanna
    May 10, 2009 at 2:26 am

    how cool is that ? very very cool.

  • Uta
    May 10, 2009 at 11:16 am

    That’s adorable. I’m looking forward to your screen-printing tutorial!

  • Flores Hayes
    July 23, 2009 at 8:15 am

    ooo… CUTE!!!

    my roommate bought a panda bag!
    She is just THRILLED with it and can’t put it down.


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