Tona Cross-Body Bag
This sturdy canvas cross-body bag is embellished with linen/cotton fabric that has been block printed and hand stitched. The adjustable strap is made of veg-tanned leather and has solid brass hardware. The bag is fully lined with matching canvas and closes with a brass zipper.
Dimensions: 7" x 9.5"
The block printed and stitched image is on the front of the bag; the back is solid canvas.
The fabric used in my work is block printed and stitched by hand. I start by drawing a design, then carving it into a block. To print the fabric, the block is inked again and again and pressed onto the fabric. Once dried and heat set, I stitch the fabric—by hand to embroider it and/or with a machine to create sewn goods.
Variations are inherent to the handmade process, and through them one can see the hand work involved in creating this item.