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Real & Imagined

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

I’ve loved purses since I was a child and have a fondness for vintage ones.

This is a lino-cut I did inspired by the shape of a black Cornnelli embroidered one I have with an imagined floral tapestry pattern.

Retro Raffia In The Golden Quad

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

Blumarine Window Display Milan Summer 2012
© Sandra Alcorn 2012

Strolling around the Quadrilatero d’Oro in Milan last summer I took some photos of the fabulous window displays.

This Blumarine one caught my eye not least because of the fabulous clothes but also the great bag adorned with raffia flowers – it reminded me of the ‘flower loom’ I was given as a child and still  had tucked away somewhere at home.

A year on and the idea of playing with my flower loom was lost amongst all the other inspired ideas from my trip – until last week when I was looking at Edwina’s blog re:retro.

It wasn’t difficult to remember where the flower loom was stashed and I even managed to unearth some raffia – just enough for one flower!

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

 

Until I get a bigger supply of raffia I created myself a virtual bag.

raffia flower bag

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