Hi there and welcome to my shop. Here you will find little fragments of embroidery, faded vintage and sparkling new remnants made into something pretty and practical once again.
I will be putting new things on the shelves throughout August, so please keep stopping by for a rummage. Whilst postage is still taking a little longer than usual, it is getting through, so please be patient while you await your order. I will always let you know when I have posted it out.
Thank you for visiting me at Folksy.
This Japanese fabric was once part of a vintage kimono, probably from the 1960’s. It has a sweet geometric pattern, mixed with tiny flower heads and a textured weave. Its delicate nature makes it perfect as an evening bag, or to take to a very special occasion.
I have backed the fabric onto canvas to strengthen it, but it is still a very soft little bag. I have lined it with a gold polyester satin.
There is a pair of shoulder straps 2 cm wide by 68 cm long, giving a nice shoulder bag length. There is a tuck at each end to create a base 3 cm wide, so altho this is a snug little bag, it will hold a surprising amount! It shuts with a chunky plastic zip measuring 26 cm. It measures 31 cm across its widest point, narrowing to 26 cm, whilst the length is 20 cm. Inside is a practical little pocket measuring 15 x 15 cm, and it is finished off with my own embroidered name tag.
You will find signs of this lovely fabrics previous life with some tiny rust marks and ageing, but I think they add to its previous history, as the garment of a young Japanese woman. It would make a lovely bag to carry to a summer wedding, or as a present for anyone who loves antique fabrics or Japan!
I like to recycle where I can. Your bag will be posted out wrapped in clean, recycled paper from my hoard of old books and papers. It will be sent as Royal Mail 2nd class signed for which takes 3 days, and will need a signature on arrival.
This old kimono was brought back from Japan to York for me as a present from my sister. Under strict instructions that it was not valuable, was damaged and was called old fashioned by the man who sold it to her, I promised to use it for making, and not put it in my too beautiful to use linen cupboard. I washed it very gently, then began to take it apart.
It was sewn together by hand, with very simple running stitches, which I was able to draw out in long lengths of thread, to remove the old rotten lining. I like to think it has had its life extended a little longer!
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Petra Bradley Prints within 3 days of receiving payment.
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