I started this a couple of weeks back for a friend’s birthday present, which she will be getting next week when I see her. It started off as a little experiment, because I had not used this bee design before. I had picked up this coin purse frame in a little haberdashery near my home for a couple of pounds and wanted to use it with a little project, so decided to tie it in with some tapestry. It is by no means perfect, but I am really pleased with it – it was my first attempt after all!
The edges stick out, and they did look better when I bent them in with pliers. BUT this meant I couldn’t even open the purse – silly me, right? So I had to bend them back and accept the sticky out sides. I am thinking about adding a little strap to make these edges look a little bit less out of place but I’m not sure yet. Ideally I should have made the whole purse a little wider to accommodate for the edges. Next time will be better!
I had not used one of these frames before this project. I know you can get the sew on ones or the glue and shove ones. I went for the latter. It isn’t the most delicate thing to do. I just filled the metal edge with super glue and shoved my pouch in, adding more and more glue ’til it stayed…. looks alright in the end I hope?!
I have started a larger version of these Electric Bees for a clutch bag. I am hoping to use it for the Company Blog Awards event if I get it finished in time. R is making a neon tapestry clutch too, you can see the start of it on our twitter! @newcraftsociety .
Have a great weekend. If you are working on any tapestry projects at the moment we would LOVE to see them… tweet us or share it on here!