This is the first sweet bag I made, which was based on an article I read in Inspirations Magazine (an awesome Australian publication focused on embroidery). It is mostly crewelwork done on a gold silk jacquard fabric. After I made this bag and entered it in an Arts and Science competition, I found that I was pretty far off a sweet bag. But its still a beautifully embroidered bag.
This is the second rendition of the documentation I wrote for the "Sweet Bag", which explains why it is not actually a sweet bag! This is an embroidered bag, and has many late period stitches. Much of the information I used in this documentation came from Jacqui Carey's book, "Sweet Bags: An Investigation into 16th & 17th Century Needlework".