This very decorative project was inspired by the Elizabethan examples seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and by early English versions held at the De Witt Wallace Museum in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Sweete Bags were commonly carried by both men and woman during Elizabethan times, sometimes holding petals and herbs to ward of insects and disease. Sometimes the purse would hold a matching book of prayer or similar. Antique examples of these beautiful bags are very collectable indeed and fetch considerable amounts at auction.
This is the second Sweete Bag in the series and is worked on linen band in stranded cottons with seed beads. It is lined in silk and has a drawstring closure. The twisted cords are completed with two mini watbos.
The pack includes pre-sorted threads, gold plated needles, seed beads, linen band, eyelet ribbon, silk lining, Cashel linen, chart and illustrated instructions
Size: 6 x 6 inches design only
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