I have a huge bag of the woven scraps and thrums (warp ends) from the weaver whose work I used in this bag. It is just a fabulous collection of strange fibers in great colors...so I decided to dig into that very large rat's nest and start creating a fringe element to help integrate those sequins.
Thanks for you comments, too...all opinions welcome! I have decided to keep the unadorned side of the bag "against the body" and just go for it on the one side.
Tying on the fringe has been so much fun...and when a project starts being fun again, then you know you are probably on the right track.
Have a look:
It's fun to use this stuff...most of it is boucle, which is hard to stitch with. But knotting it is great.
I'm developing little fringy areas....not going to cover the whole thing. I like the way the sequins peek out from under the fringe...and the fringe breaks up those too solid lines of sequins as well.
I'm not done yet, but am heading off to Seattle for today and tomorrow to help #1 son move from his summer sublet to the house he is renting with nine other engineering students for his senior year at U Dub.
That is going to be some zoo. (A well wired one, though.) My son's girlfriend has a single apartment and I have a feeling she is going to have a gentleman caller rather frequently!