Thursday, July 22, 2010

Joanne's Wedding Bag


A week from tomorrow we leave for daughter Joanne's wedding north of Duluth, MN! I finished the beaded crocheted bag, except for the tassel caps. I've made this bag several times, including last summer for my niece Yvette. Somehow, this time, I just can't get the tassel cap right. I'm pretty sure I made Kumihimo braid for Yvette's bag, but how did I complete the tassel cap? I did a better job of wrapping the end of the tassel than I've ever done before, and that may have to be enough.

I'm busy working on a garter and a hanky for myself. If the hanky isn't finished in time for the wedding, I'll survive! I really want to finish the garter, though. I purchased a pattern for a beautiful garter online, but I have a mental block with the pattern, so I'm designing my own. I hope it turns out!

Oh, lest I forget... for you crochet lovers, the bag pattern is by Jacqueline Young and can be found in Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet. The pattern calls for size 10 thread, but I use size 20 because I find it easier to add the beads.The bag has 1,260 beads. I guess you could call me a bead counter! ; )

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bag! And the beads give it a really nice finishing touch.

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  2. That is just gorgeous! What a wonderful heirloom it will make. Great work on it.

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  3. I KNEW I was familiar with this pattern! I had that book years ago and I recognized the little bag - you did a great job! It is very pretty.
    Fox : )

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  4. Just stunning. You are very very talented.

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  5. That bag is stunning! Looks like a fun crochet project. Ooooh..time is getting short. Ding dong....you'll have a great time!

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  6. It's ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!!! It's a sweet pattern and you did a BEAUTIFUL job! You must work well under pressure. I would have been SWEATING beads putting that many beads on the bag!

    :) Ann

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  7. Stunning!!! Absolutely stunning!!

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  8. Beautiful, such a labor of love!

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  9. I'm sure your daughter, Joanne, will love the wedding bag you crocheted for her wedding. It is very beautiful and you did a wonderful job. Please take lots of pictures to show us. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. That's SO pretty. The beading is just right too. I'm jealous of the bride.

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  11. The bag is absolutely gorgeous and the beads just goes really well!!!!

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  12. Stunning! You do such beautiful work.

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  13. Beads and crochet, its fab. Thanks for telling us where the pattern comes from, will have to look out for the book as I would love to make it.

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  14. That bag is just too beautiful for words! :)

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  15. Its magnificent, a true work of art, lucky Joanne to have a mum like you.

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  16. I'm always blown away by your MANY accomplishments and talents - and the short time it takes you to finish things.

    I couldn't believe the projects you had lined up for the wedding, but by golly you're getting them all done! When I realized there are 1250 beads here, I just fell over. And of course you hand- made the cord (again out of Cebilia as for Yvettes?), neatly adding the beaded tassels, which look great to me!

    You almost seem ahead of schedule, so I have no doubt you'll get YOUR hanky done, too! After all, you still have travel time! LOL!

    We're all out here getting excited about the wedding, too!

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  17. Your tatted bag is gorgeous! I wish I had the talent to make something like this beautiful bag.

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  18. My mouth dropped open when I saw this! It's exquisite, Diane! xo

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  19. Oh, it's gorgeous! It took my breath away!
    Have a safe trip!

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