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Art Show: In the Bag: Artist Made Purses & Bags

white linen

by Robin Brickell

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Art: white linen by Artist Robin Brickell

Hand-knit reed fiber embellished with gold leaf pop metal pieces surrounded by crochet lurex ribbons. Inside pocket. Magnetic closure.

For a significant Birthday my husband surprised me with a fantasy trip of mine: Paris. I felt that I should have an important handbag for the trip and decided to make this one for myself.

I had this special linen yarn left-over from my shop in the 80s which became the front flap and the strap. Then I had some reed yarn I had bought from Habu in NY a few years earlier that became the main part of the bag.

I decided to take some sheet metal and apply some gold and copper leaf onto it with nail polish...it worked! Those became the focal of the bag.

I worked on this bag for weeks prior to the trip and was almost finished. Took the bag with me to Paris but I never used it.


Detail Images


Detail Image for art white linen

close up of front

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inside

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