Tuesday, 31 July 2007
"Citrus Fruits" Bag
A bag of many guises! The design for this started with an idea for spiral shells, then grapes moving into a contemporary interpretation. I saw a magazine picture of a celeb wearing three co-ordinating vests in yellow, orange and green, thought the colours looked good together and bore this in mind whilst doing some colour trials. Before I knew it, the ideas moved to techniques (and a similar colourway) from an old C&G sample (rocks).
Of simple shape and design but loads of texture - hand stitching, beads and trapunto on transfer painted poly/cotton. Aside from the colours (orange, yellow and lime), I think the finished design looks very much like cut citrus fruits - segments within the rind!