December 11, 2020--Over the last two weeks I've been working on the finishing required to install the front and back panels into a clear acrylic purse. After mounting the stitched canvas and lining fabric unto acid free cardboard, I then had to "sew" them together which proved to be very labor intensive. I used a circular needle which is unwieldly and difficult to maneuver with my arthritic fingers. After all that, I somehow measured incorrectly and the two panels are a smidge too big for the purse. Oh well, I just jammed them into each side and am satisfied that they aren't going to slip out of place. LOL.
This beautiful purse is proudly displayed on a shelf in my dressing closet and adds a touch of class to the casual clothes hanging within.
|Golden Gala Evening Purse Front Panel|
|Golden Gala Evening Purse Back Panel|
|Interior of Golden Gala Evening Purse Showing Ribbons on the Back of one of the Panels (for use when pulling the panel out of the purse to avoid damage to stitching)|
September 26, 2018--Stitching is completed on both the front and back panels. Now to line each one in preparation of inserting them into the clear acrylic purse form.
|Golden Gala Evening Purse Back|
|Golden Gala Evening Purse Back Slant View|
|Golden Gala Evening Purse Front and Back Panels|
September 21, 2018--While at the ANG 2018 Seminar in Washington, DC last month, I took a class by Michele Roberts called Golden Gala Evening Purse. It consists of 2 panels (a front and a back), backed with a beautiful fabric and exposed ribbons. Both panels are inserted into a clear acrylic purse form that has golden hinges and a long detachable strap.
I learned the ribbons are placed on the back of each panel so the they can easily be pulled out of the acrylic form. Without the ribbon "handles", damage could be done to the needlepoint when pulling it out. A very good idea!
Below is a picture of the stitched purse front. As usual, the photograph doesn't show the vibrancy and beauty of the threads.
|Golden Gala Evening Purse Front|