Sunday, August 16, 2015

Boone Dawdle bag 6

Well, it's time for my yearly fancy bag. Did this for the True/False Film Fest's Boone Dawdle. The film this year was Breaking a Monster, a doc about the preteen metal band Unlocking The Truth and their deal with the Devil.
I hope this bag is metal enough...

17 inches across the top.

Chainstitch'd. Not bad for my second serious attempt. (The first being last year's BD bag.)

Floating liner. Trying some new construction techniques, plus a 3D zip pocket.

Flipside almost looks cooler...

Sourcing materials is always one of the trickier aspects of bagmaking. Took me a couple tries to find a satisfactory chainstitch thread. Burmilana from Madeira is great. Got a bunch of the wool/acrylic ... and a couple in cotton/acrylic.

Made a bonus tote bag from an old acrylic T/F banner (see below). More of these to come, I imagine.

These have been flown every January/February downtown for the last seven-or-so years and are being retired. (Photo by T/F.)

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