Elizabethan Sweet Bags

Embroidered Sweet Bag

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.

Elizabethan Sweet Bags
This is the original class on Sweet Bags.
Elizabethan sweet bags.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 3.3 MB

Late Elizabethan 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". 

Late Elizabethan Embroidered Bag Documentation
Documentation for the Elizabethan bag based on information found after the original documentation.
Microsoft Word Document 4.9 MB