Retro 1950's vibes
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?
Some like it hot...!
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