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21 de novembro de 2015

A Time To Stitch 8

Hello and welcome!

Today is the reveal date for A Time To Stitch 8 blog hop, hosted by wonderful Therese and Christine. Thank you ladies for organising this event. And the theme is 'What's your bag?'



My bag is an amulet bag. Let me introduce you to Floral Grace. The most beautiful amulet bag I've found. I have made it from a kit. I think it is so practical to find all the beads, the pattern, and all of the materials in just one place that I couldn't resist to order it from Jencel, an online bead shop from the UK. It is a Sheila Davies design. 



For those not familiar with the meaning of an amulet bag, I'll explain. 

Amulet bags are originated with the Native American tribes and they are generally worn at heart level. In ancient times, they were used by Native tribes to carry herbs or things to ward off evil spirits. They were also used to carry prayers for loved ones. If you have a family member or a friend who is going through a tough time, you can put prayers in it for them. Also, if you have small gifts that others have given you, you can put those in the bag. Gifts of love are thought to hold the energy of love for the recipient of the gift.



Today, most people wear amulet bags as jewellery, like I do. Amulet bags can be made in any stitch you want, one bead at a time. Mine is made in netted stitch and it lacks the usual fringe. I've made a change to the decoration and the strap was done in a more solid daisy chain.

I've used everything from the kit except for the Nymo thread. It had a beautiful light blue colour but since I've discovered the advantages of Fireline I don't use any other thread.



There is a lot to see and admire in this blog hop. So here's the list of participants. Enjoy!


Ana (you're here)

Sources:
http://sacreddreamsbeadyblog.blogspot.pt/2009/08/what-is-amulet-bag.html
http://www.victoriancrochet.com/tipstricks.tpl?cart#What%20is%20an%20Amulet%20Bag?

25 comentários:

  1. Ana ~ I decided to see if there were any posts before I go to bed and was thrilled to find yours :-)
    What a beautiful amulet bag! The size, colors, netting, flowers, chain are all so perfect and perfectly compact. It is not overwhelming and is so wearable. I would wear this all the time! And collect little items in that pouch.
    Thank you for being a part of the hop, the first person to post, and for showing us this gorgeous bag.

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  2. Excellent amulet bag and so interested expanations, good job!

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  3. I love the colours you've used here. So serene and pretty. It has almost got a healing vibe to it, the perfect fit with the idea of an amulet bag!

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  4. Hi Ana,
    Your amulet bag is a very pretty bag! I love the colors and the two dainty flowers. Thank you for sharing a little bit of the history of an amulet bag too. Thank you for participating in this round of ATTS challenges and hope that you will join in on the next ATTS challenge.
    Therese

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  5. oh this is absolutely the most beautiful (and delicate) amulet bag! I love that it is netting for the bag, and that you'll be able to see what you've got inside. and like you, I use fireline exclusively ... I am a very rough beader and got tired of constantly breaking my thread!

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  6. Ah, this is such a delicate ad beautiful bag! I love the net and the accent flower on your amulet bag - the colour palette is right up my alley as well :) Wonderful job.

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  7. Love the tranquil color palette and the delicate accents. Perfect!

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  8. Love this cute little bag ! The colors are so pleasing and I love the intricate netting stitch that you have done. It`s fabulous!!

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  9. What a cute amulet bag! I love kits, too. So practical.

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  10. Hi Ana, your amulet bag is beautiful. You chose great colors. I am glad that you customized it to make it your own. I too use fireline whenever possible. I do use nymo for fringe though as it is softer and make the fringe hang better.

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  11. Absolutely amazing and beautiful! I don't know if I have any other words for it! I just adore this lovely amulet!

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  12. Beautiful little amulet bag, such delicacy and such pretty colors!

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  13. Oh Ana, that bag is totally sweet...so delicate and pretty. It looks as though it might carry rainbows for you...lovely!

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  14. What a sweet amulet bag. And I agree with you about kits. It is so nice to have everything in one place and you selected a real beauty. Your work is pretty terrific too! Thanks too for the additional information about amulet bags. Great job!

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  15. Oh I live the delicate netted stitch! Its so ethereal in the light blue you have chosen. Will you be placing anything inside?

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  16. Your bag is adorable - the netting is so delicate and airy. The sweet little flowers are a perfect touch. And I'm with you on Fireline - I used nymo on my bag, and after the third time I split the thread I remembered why I prefer Fireline. You did a really nice job on this!

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  17. Adorei a sua bolsinha Amulet, eu tambem gosto muito do netting stitch. Eu tambem gosto muito das outras pecas que voce fez.
    Muito, muito bonito.

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  18. What a beautiful bag. You stitched it up perfectly! Netting seems like an excellent stitch for an amulet bag - and the flower is the perfect touch.

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  19. Hello,

    Celia from Jencel sent me a link to your blog, and thank you so much for featuring Floral Grace here. You've stitched it beautifully, and I'm really glad you like my design.

    I hope you find something special to place inside it, and I love the history of the Amulet Bag that you've included in the write-up.

    With very best wishes to you! :)

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  20. Stunning handbag! I want it :3 it would be a great present for my mummy :3

    amber powder

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  21. Thanks a ton for this awesome blog post. I love to try new things and I am thinking of buying Crystal chandelier earrings online too. I was looking for a discount on something as unique as it is and I consider myself lucky to have stumbled upon artisna.com. Did anyone try it yet?

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  22. Hi fellas,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful article really!
    If someone want to read more about that Dog Breed Necklace I think this is the right place for you!

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