I had a dyeing day to make some silk, cotton, scrim and threads in purple and jade and used these together with some bought threads. I space dyed a large piece of cotton to make the lining and strap as well as smaller pieces in dupion, habotai, noil and silk velvet as I like a contrast in texture both tactile and visual. The visual texture is achieved by space and shibori dyeing to give a marbled, mottled effect.
The bag took me ages to do as I couch the threads by hand as I think that the sewing machine flattens them and added French knots and beads before lining and sewing together.
Quite pleased with the result so I'll take it to any textile shows I attend and maybe I'll get some orders.