Wouldn’t the lady dolls in any doll’s house covet these tiny handbags – just launched in kit form by Janet Granger. There are eight designs available altogether, to be stitched on either 32 or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design, using tent stitch (like half cross stitch).
The series covers day bags and evening bags, for several different historical eras. There’s even an Art Deco one called ‘Jazz Age’.
Each handbag kit contains a piece of silk gauze (32 or 40), Anchor stranded cotton threads, a colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), detailed instructions, suitable needles, a tiny bead for the closure, beading thread, and fine gold thread for the handle. The bags measure approximately seven eighths of an inch across, when finished.
If you are a beginner to mini-stitching and are unsure as to whether you would be able to make one of these handbags, why not have a look at the free online tutorial section of Janet’s website first? It guides you through every stage of stitching and finishing the kit, with detailed photos to show you exactly what you need to do. You'll see just how easy they are to make!
The kits are available from here:
The tutorial is here:
Each kit costs £9.95. Orders over £40 are sent post free - under £40, there is a flat-rate charge of £1.50 per order.
Janet Granger Designs, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, ST10 3JS England Tel: 01538 308860 www.janetgranger.co.uk