Today was the first day of the Folk House Summer School (and the first of 11 workshops over 9 days for me). We made a lovely 1920's style clutch bag, taken from a lovely vintage bag book. The pattern has a bow on it, but only one person chose to make this, others choose beads, buttons and those who had a bit more time made fabric corsages which can not only be used on their bags but on anything they like!
The next class will be on 1st October 10-4 £29, concessions available http://www.bristolfolkhouse.co.uk/ for details.
A selection of the bags made...
The colours in this one are great, as is the detachable brooch flower
Some images with the linings showing, these were also used in making the brooches
Tomorrows class is 'Free Machine Embroidery and Applique', hopefully have some good pictures of what everyone makes in this taster session.