Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year New Goal

Now that the Christmas break is over and my son is back to school I'm hard at work designing handbags. My focus this year is to bring my knitting into the world of couture fashion. Those of you who have seen my work and are following along in my newsletters know that my handbags aren't your average knit bags.
Always knitted but have compoments like faux leather handles, beads, different fabrics, jewelry, whatever I can find to make the handbags different. I'm thinking of new approaches to designing all the time. Each bag is not like the next.
My bags are all unique in design and function. All are hand knitted and put together by me. They are not mass produced. Each one is a work of art. As unique as the woman who carries them.

I have started writing articles and have been asked to do some interveiws. It's an exciting time for me. With that said here are some new designs.

Inspired by the classic fisherman style cable knit sweaters I have knitted a cream colored Handbag. It features a scrolling cable at the top and the other half of the bag has a textured stitch called moss stitch or seed stitch as it is also known as.

As always I added the lining. I chose a floral design. I liked the watercolored effect of the flowers. The bag closes with a magnetic snap and a drawstring closure at the middle of the bag.
This next bag is knitted in a lace pattern in burgandy chenille. It's a cute little bag. It would complete an outfit of a sweater, jeans and heels going around town or a more dressy casual occasion.

I found this wonderful brocade fabric that really pulls the design together with just a touch of it for the flap. Then I found this faux leather material that i put in back of the lace pattern. I not only did this for stability of the bag but to add to luxury of the different textures.

1 comment:

The Muse said...

looking very nice!

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I went to Moore College of Art & Design and have a BA in Illustration.I am the Director of Layout & Graphics for ElectricBear Studios. I also design graphics for t-shirts, business cards, etc. at my Zazzel store Designs by Lisa* I'm a avid knitter. I design, knit and sell my hand knitted handbags at My store, Artisan Handbags & More! Focus on Couture hand knit handbags! /

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It's all about style as a new art form. Fashion meets affordability at my Couture online store, Artisan Handbags and More, I design, make and sell my hand knitted and crocheted handbags. These Handbags have timeless style and are perfect for the lady who wants to be different and support the handmade artisan industry. My bags are not mass produced. Each bag is knitted or crocheted by me with care and attention to detail. All Bags are fully lined with matching fabric. Some bags have a zipper, some have a magnetic snap or drawstring closures. Some bags incorporate beads, custom handles or straps but each is unique. We have handbags, bags, purses, beaded handbags, evening bags, totes, tote bags, vintage inspired handbags, and custom designed handbags. Join my email list and receive news about new designs,contests and special promotions.Contact Lisa at Visit the store today My store helps the planet by planting trees, details on the site.

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