A big thank you to everyone who has rummaged, chatted and bought from my events this year. And also a huge shout out to everyone who has purchased from my little shop, and really kick started my Folksy sales in 2017.
Boys or girls blue cowboy design hand screen printed purse.
A nostalgic illustration of cowboys adorns this practical little zip- up purse. It will take care of your money, marbles, and bubble gum; or act as a hideaway to store your secret treasures in.
A lovely gift for a small boy or girl, the design is based on an iron on transfer given away in magazines of the 1940’s. This would be the line to stitch along to make this charming picture. I have stressed the handmade further by adding some sewing instructions.
This line drawing has been 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 red zip opening of 16 cm.
There is a cowboy design on the front, and a cactus design on the back.
There is a red vintage cotton lining.
There are three old and worn buttons sewn onto the bottom left hand corner.
There is a hook for twirling around your finger, or for hanging up your purse beside your bed, so no one will steal the contents.
The purse is finished with my own embroidered name tag.
Please take special care of my printing. Hand wash in cool water and leave to dry naturally. Then, press with a steam iron, being mindful of where the buttons are placed
I like to re-use where possible. Your little purse will be sent out wrapped in clean, recycled packaging.
It will be posted 1st class Royal Mail with proof of posting.
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 cowboy and his horse 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 the lovely heading “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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