Beaded Bag

comments (4) June 23rd, 2008 in gallery     

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Blackjam Blackjam, member
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Crochet with yarn from Nepal made of recycled saris and beads

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: gallery, beads, fabric, handbag, yarn, purple, fuchsia, 70s

Comments (4)

Blackjam writes: Well the yarn makes a very dense fabric. Silk is very durable so the bag wears like iron. It makes such a great bag that it's worth the effort. It's sorta like a granny square just find a pattern that is making something round and make the gauge fit. Look you hobo bag or draw string bag that should be a good start.

Posted: 12:38 pm on July 7th
pudgyt writes: could you use other yarn, that wouldn't be so hard? I absolutely LOVE this bag!! I'm a bead nut, my craft room is full of all kinds of beads!! I only know how to crochet, not very well (just granny squares). Is there a simple pattern out there that I could try?
Posted: 12:55 am on July 5th
Blackjam writes: Well it's a bit of a pain. The yarn keeps on twisting on you. I have knit with it and its even worse then. I would stand up and let the piece fall and unwind it a bit. Kinda like you do with a tangled up phone cord. It's a bit slow going but worth it.
As for a pattern I just sort of made a hobo bag (I had a old pattern) with some improvations. I also do bead crochet so I strung the beads on a separate cord c-lon but any will do. i did it in rounds once I stopped increasing I did 2 rows of half double crochet and one row with the bead on the cord held together in single crochet. I stopped when I got to the size I wanted. I didn't know how I was going to finish it till I saw the handle at a store.

Good luck

Jenn AKA Jam
Posted: 1:10 pm on July 1st
SusanElizabeth writes: Wonderful looking bag. Any tips or advice knitting with sari silk yarn? I recently bought several skeins plus have found a few free patterns on the web.
Posted: 5:53 am on June 30th
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