Monday, 25 January 2010

terracotta flowers bag SOLD

This is a bag to brighten up a dull day!

It was knitted using multiple threads of yarn combined together to mix different shades of peach and orange, gold and brown - and is decorated with little terracotta hand-crocheted flower medallions found at a car boot fair.

The bag was knitted by hand and then felted in the washing machine - theres a post on how to do this here.

There is a little pocket on the front, knitted and felted as part of the bag, and suitable for a mobile phone, or tickets or... other little things... and decorated with a flower.

The bag is lined with vintage Laura Ashley fabric, terracotta and green/mustard colours, and there are 2 internal pockets in the lining - one which fastens with a little vintage button,

and one which is divided into 2 handy smaller pockets.

The bag is finished and shuts with a tab and vintage button.

The measurements are: about 18.5inches/47cm across and 10+inches/26cm from the top edge to the base.

The handles are 31 inches /79 cm long.

Felting is a very ancient textile technique - though far easier and quicker in a washing machine than by hand! - and its very tough. This bag should last and last and cope with wear and tear, and its washable by hand, or in a gentle, cool machine wash.

The auction begins at 9am on Monday 25th January, and will end at 9pm on Sunday 31st January, New York time. The highest bidder at that time will win.

Bids start at $35 please.

Postage would be: UK - $3.30 (1st class); Europe - $5.50 airmail; Worldwide outside Europe - $10 airmail, £5 surface mail.
Airmail should arrive worldwide from the UK in 3-5 days, surface mail takes from 6 weeks.

To bid on this item, please click on “PLACE YOUR BID” at the end of this post. Please bid in US dollars $ - there is a currency converter to the right-hand side of this description, you might need to scroll down a little.

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  1. what an amazing bag. Also love these words: "car boot sale". Why don't we have such interesting word groupings in canada?!


  2. Absolutely gorgeous bag!!!

  3. thanks!!


    Joyce, you could introduce this one into Canadian vocabulary...?

  4. $36

    We do have one that I know of....'Tale Gate Party'. Drive by the hockey rinks and football fields and it's the strangest thing, complete strangers stand around partying with provisions coming out of their car trunks. Looks to me that many of them never even watch the game at hand.

  5. ha, thats interesting.

    I think they do that at Ascot I think - except there its exceedingly posh and expensive provisions.

    in my imagination. i've never been and wouldn't want to.

  6. I have been debating all week, do I bid against the great bag lady? Now that she's outbid, it's fair game $37

  7. Sorry, I'm not sure why it posted me as anonymous. I bid $37.

  8. good morning ladies - thank you for bidding.

    the bag is JayP's for $38 - I'll email you Janice.