I think I may be onto something! No guarantee, of course, but I am hopeful! After the debacle of the Rug Bud Bags that take up to a week to complete and for which I could never get what they are worth, AND they've done a number on my hands............I've gone full-circle to return to the creation that serves as my logo! It's the RAG BAG!
I've made several of these in the past. The earlier ones were made of hand-dyed batik, rayon, silk, and other rather heavier fabrics, cut on the bias, knotted together, and then knitted. That process too was extremely hard on the hands - almost like the impossible Rug Bud Bags! So the newer Rag Bags are made from vintage silk and silk-like fabric from vintage scarves and other thinner/finer thrift store garments.
The construction is similar: knotted and knitted fronts! However, the back is crocheted in coordinating fibers. It is lined and then embellished with a strap, a vintage button or earring closure. The feedback from my FB followers and friends has been very encouraging. They will be available locally at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, aMuse Artisanal Finery, and directly from me.
Each one is uniquely one-of-a-kind! If you donate scarves to the cause, I can discount the price - or consider a trade!