Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I notice color all around me and am inspired to create bags using bold color combinations. Barkcloth is the perfect canvas for me. I love the way textile artists in the 30's, 40's and 50's put different and sometimes clashing colors together to create some of the most beautiful fabric ever produced.

I found the incredibly beautiful midnight blue vintage barkcloth at Then the hunt began for the right lining to go with it. I was lucky to find the peacock print and I just knew it would be perfect.

The finished bag. I love the way it turned out!


  1. Oh my gosh, your shop is looking so wonderful, Valerie. Love those rich colors.