This abstract zippered pouch is fully lined and large enough to hold a tablet, phone, toiletries, notions, knitting projects etc. It is 14″ x 12″. You will receive several PDF files – complete instructions, including lots of colored photographs, templates for the abstract appliqué wool front as well as pattern templates and a list of all the materials you will need so you can make this project yourself.
This pouch was inspired by the artist, Sue Spargo, and her technique of layering and embellishing with stitching. I grew up in Northern Californina surrounded by art, sculpture, and books, but it was the contemporary, African and Pre-Columbian art that I remember best. My father and mother traveled all over the world and had a great many friends who were working artists. It was not unusual to come into the living room to find guests from the Ivory Coast deep in conversation with my French speaking father or a local sculptor, whose work was featured in our house accompanying us to the beach. The juxtaposition of the old with the new was particularly appealing.
Abstract art almost always brings about an emotional response, whether that is a sense of calm or excitement, the best pieces draw the viewer in. It was with this idea in mind that I found myself working with abstract shapes and came up with the idea for this extra large, fully lined, zippered pouch, using Sue Spargo’s wonderful techniques, wools, and threads.
The size makes it perfect for knitting, embroidery and all types of stitching projects. It is perfect for travel!