Superb design from the 1950's re-visited by Sanderson recently. I have a few pieces of 'Mobiles' in several colourways, so am starting with a lovely powder blue. I'm going to team it up with a contemporary designer-no less than Red or Dead's Wayne Hemingway - who has branched out into textile design.
This one is called knotted up for obvious reasons!
The beginnings of a flapped clutch bag.
A bright yellow vintage button completes the look!
At a later date I added a bow, which really looked a lot better!
It evolved into an angular rather than rounded design in the end, which works better with the straight frame. I nearly dispensed with the frame as attaching a handle was proving difficult. I'm glad I persevered and the black (quadruple!) twisted cord handle complements the simple purse shape. And a red hot lining with all the usual pockets-what more can I say? Are you fiery enough to take it on?
This italian sample piece looks like lots of little flames licking their way up the fabric, so I've enhanced them with a bit of sparkle. Come back later to see the finished purse.
I have a piece of faux silk that doesn't look much at the mo but I can see it has the potential to be a very lovely purse, once embellished with some carefully chosen beading and mounted on to a silvery snap frame.
Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name 'TootsTotes'