Welcome to my shop. Some things have left the shelves temporarily and are in the lovely pop- up space on 60 Goodramgate York, which I am sharing with fellow Folksy makers Jo Bagshaw and Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg. We are there for 3 weeks, so if you are paying York a visit, please come and say hello!
A hand screen printed coin purse, pouch, cosmetics, or make up bag.
A nostalgic cottage scene adorns this practical little zip- up purse. It will take care of your money, makeup, or act as a hideaway to store your secret treasures in.
A lovely gift for a needlewomen, sewer or machinist, the design is based on an iron on transfer given away in Women’s magazines of the 1940’s. This would be the line to stitch along to make charming, homemade embroideries. I have stressed the handmade further, by adding some sewing instructions!
This has a line drawing hand screen printed by myself onto a white denim fabric base.
The purse is made from white cotton denim
The width is 16 cm
The length is 12 cm
There is a beige zip opening of 16 cm
There is one design on the front, and a different one on the back
The lining is cotton with a complementary dot pattern
There are four old buttons sewn onto the bottom left hand corner
There is a hook for twirling around your finger, or for hanging up your purse and making it into a piece of art work in its own right
The purse is finished with my own embroidered name tag
Please take special care of my printing and try to avoid too much laundering. Hand wash in cool water and leave to dry naturally. Press with a steam iron, being mindful of where the buttons are placed.
I use a lot of recycled materials in my work. Your purse will arrive wrapped in clean, recycled packaging.
I have been a lover of old textiles for many years.
The inspiration for the design on this fabric comes from the transfer prints which were given away for free in ladies magazines of the 1920’s through to the 1950’s.
Once ironed on, the blue transfer lines were stitched over in colourful silks, gradually building up the design. Before your very eyes, a special tray cloth, runner or tablecloth was created.
Handmade and unsophisticated, these embroideries have come to symbolise for me a particular period. Unloved and undervalued, the crinoline lady, cottage garden and the like were the mainstay of charity shops. Thousands were thrown out, unfashionable and impracticable.
Recently, they are being re-valued for their period charm, a glimpse of the domestic world of those years.
These particular designs were found at a York car boot sale. The designs were grouped together under lovely headings, including “Love in a cottage” and “Romance of Toyland”.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Petra Bradley Prints within 3 days of receiving payment.
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You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.