pencil case N.1

I know it's not a fancy title, but I have decided to number my creations instead of trying to find a special name for each of them. It sucks too much of my creative energy. So, there. It all starts again in 2018 !

This beautiful, one of a kind zipped pouch made of naturally dyed linen, and hand embroidered with naturally dyed silk threads. Zipper pull is made of waxed cotton & a ceramic handmade bead. It holds a lot ... almost 50 pencils fit in there !

Silk threads were dyed with Helychrisum stoechas (yellow) & Osyris alba (pink). Linen on the front was dip dyed with Rhus coriaria (Sicilian sumac) & iron. The result is a purple-ish grey (or grey-ish purple !) Linen on the back is natural, undyed linen. Lined with a repurposed cotton print that was over dyed with Osyris alba. Layer of boiled wool to make the pouch extra cozy & protective.

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Its dimensions are 22 cm (8.66") long x 13 cm (5.12") high. The YKK zipper is 18 cm (7.09") long.

It'd been a long time since I had sewn a zipped pouch, but it all worked out wonderfully & I'm super happy about it ! You can find it here in the shop.

With love,

Sonia