Monday, November 03, 2008

The Letter at Last!

The light is not really good for taking pics here this morning. It is an overcast day. But I can't wait to show you my next tapestry bag, which I finished this weekend. It features a cross-stitch version of 'Brieflesendes M├Ądchen am offenen Fenster' or 'Girl Reading a Letter at Open Window' by Vermeer. I sourced the work from a charity shop, de-framed it, washed it and brought it to new life on this bag. I love the colouring - it is a favourite of mine! [there are a few more in the pipeline]. I decorated the back of the bag with some of the surrounding tapestry fabric bits - I liked the colour chart and the Cotton labelling.
I lined the bag with some 'found' cotton print and it has some shweshwe fabric pockets inside. It will be in my etsy shop soon!

BTW, Estelle tells me that she is enjoying the first tapestry bag of the series!
Have a look at the original by Vermeer here!


Estelle said...

Wow, what an amazing pic in the tapestry! It has such atmosphere. What patience it must have taken for someone to stitch that.
I just love the bits of tapestry you added.
(Enjoy the overcast day - we are having sweltering heat here in Jozi.)

Anonymous said...

Ooooo.... love this! I am so into tapestry stuff right now! It's evolving into a terrible obsession.

Di Overton said...

It's beautiful well done

please sir said...

WOW - looks amazing - great work!

kendalee said...

Another beauty! :)

Jesse said...

I love this bag!