Origami Tote

What you will need

  • This tote was created from six different pieces of Art Cloth - cloth that has been dyed
  • stenciled
  • stamped
  • and painted. I call this cloth my Clean up Cloth because the dyed fabric is used to wipe off paint brushes and containers
  • some of which were used to create different Art Cloth or the cloth that I am creating. Sometimes the paintbrushes are cleaned off on the back of the cloth or to create a frame around the cloth. The result is a stiff cloth that is wonderful for many applications. I even use regular wall paint on the back to stiffen it. The tote design comes from a Craftsy class that I am simultaneously taking called The Charm Tote.

Q&A with Jjjki

maggiesc asked:
I love this!!! Did you dye the fabrics?
Jjjki answered:
Yes, most of the fabric was dyed in a class that I took that taught how to dye the color wheel in cotton. I have almost used all the fabric up. I'd have an Art Cloth party with my girlfriends and we stenciled, painted, silk screen, stamped and basically had a blast doing it. The fabric becomes so stiff and perfect for all kinds of craft projects. I used it to make cuffs, brooches, and now this tote. Thanks for the nice comment. This tote is going to appeal to people who like Wearable Art.
Kitts asked:
Your bag looks really cool! It was very interesting to hear about how you made your fabric. I think the tassel really finishes it off great!
Jjjki answered:
Thanks Kitts. It was a joy making it. It's fun to push the envelope and incorporate unusual elements.