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brown linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered heart motif

My friend Olive Tree makes unique jewellery and other thingies from Mediterranean olive wood. I like his work very much. Each piece is beautiful in its own way, it has its own story told by rings and patterns of olive wood. They are beautiful visually, and they are equally beautiful to touch – they have been fine-sanded and coated with a thin layer of olive oil that the wood soaks in and thus gets protected. I’ve got a heart pendant that sometimes I just hold in my palm because touching it has a therapeutic effect on me.

Quite some time ago Olive Tree and I mentioned that we might try making something together. And finally – it has been made and I am very happy to see results. Olive Tree made large heart buttons, I made clutch bags that I decorated with hand embroidery and attached olive wood hearts to them.

Natural materials such as linen and cotton and wood and two completely different handcraft techniques complement each other exactly in the way we hoped they would. Naturally!:)

ivory cotton fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered swirls motif

ivory cotton fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered swirls motif inside view and details

brown linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered heart motif in hands

brown linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered heart motif inside view and details

Love bags are clutch bags made from cream white cotton, chocolate brown linen and natural colour linen fabric. Bags are interfaced for firmness and shape, lined with cotton and linen and have one open pocket inside. They measure 30 cm by 17 cm and close with magnetic snap closure.

Bags are adorned with handmade Mediterranean olive wood heart and hand embroidered motifs. The original designs made by me depict hearts, swirl, leaves and a tree and they are embroidered in stem, chain and French knot stitches with cotton floss in shades of green and brown colour. 

natural linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered tree motif

natural linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered tree motif inside view and details

natural linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered leaves motif

natural linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered leaves motif inside view and details

Love,

Mare