Posted on 10 March 2012 and filed under Totes.
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Bats hibernate during the winter. In caves. The spring is coming and they are waking up. To honor that, I greet them with a school bag.
I made the bag from linen artist’s canvas, one of my favorite fabrics. I made bats applique using violet linen fabric. Contours of wines that are waking up like the spring are made with machine stitches. I painted the insides of the wines with green fabric paint and hand stitched bat’s eyes using sparkling blue embroidery thread.
Violet bats tote is the Bat Bag’s sister, but I made it using different colours, mostly violet and yellow. It is made from strengthened linen artist’s canvas. The bag is 35 cm high, 50 cm wide, the bottom is 40 cm long and 12 cm wide and it has been strengthened so the bag would keep the shape. Inside is made from yellow cotton fabric and it hides tree pockets, one of which closes with a zipper, and a ribbon with a swivel clip. The tote closes with magnetic snap button. Violet bats can be carried over the shoulder, the tote has two handles that are 65 cm long. It can also be a cross-body bag, as it has an additional handle that can be attached to the bag and detached from it.
Good morning, bats!