Sunday, January 5, 2014

Blanket stitch decorates this bag, assisted by library browsing

Button-and-loop closure book bag, repurposed from pale yellow sweater and blue-plaid fabric

This handmade bag is just the right size to hold a couple of books. Made during the Ashland library teen program’s “Crafternoon” on Saturday, it features a repurposed sweater, a button-and-loop closure and a blanket-stitch edging.

I couldn’t remember how to make a blanket stitch, but that really wasn’t a problem, since “Crafternoon” was located near the non-fiction stacks in the Ashland library.

It was a simple matter to browse books shelved under Dewey classification 746 (Textile Arts) ’til I found a book on needlework. (Anyone else have “favorite” Dewey classifications that you’ve committed to memory for the sheer frequency of visits?)

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