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Sacred Winged Messenger Bag

Aug 5, 2013
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Sacred Winged Messenger
A Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations–Style Button Bag
Sandi Wiseheart

Materials
Dimensions Wool Felt, 100% wool fabric, 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)/square : 4 squares of Midnight Blue #73354, 2 squares each of White #73436, Spruce #73351, Rose #73347 (Medium Pink), Rhubarb (Dark Pink) #73356; 1 square of Aqua #73353; www.eksuccessbrands.com
Fabric, for lining, cotton or cotton blend, Light Blue or solid color to match bag colors, ½ yard (.5m)
DMC Embroidery Floss, 100% cotton 6-strand thread, 8 meters (8.7 yd)/skein, 1 skein each of #718 Plum, #3685 Very Dark Mauve, #904 Very Dark Parrot Green, #3866 Ultra Very Light Mocha Brown, #597 Turquoise, and White; 2 skeins each of #310 Black and #3750 Navy Blue ; www.dmc-usa.com
DMC Light Effects Floss, 100% polyester 6-strand thread, 8 meters (8.7 yd)/skein, 1 skein each of #E155 Amethyst, #E718 Pink Garnet, #E3747 Sky Blue, #E703 Light Green Emerald, and #E3849 Aquamarine; www.dmc-usa.com
Grosgrain ribbon, Navy Blue, 1½ inches (3.8 cm) wide, 1¼ yards (1.1 m)
John James Needles, embroidery, sizes 5 and 8; www.colonialneedle.com
Quilter’s Template Plastic or tracing paper, 2 sheets
Permanent marker
Pencil
Cord, color to coordinate with bag, 6 inches (15.2 cm), for fastener loop
Buttons, mother-of-pearl, two-holed, 1/8 to 1¼ inches (0.3 to 3.2 cm) in diameter ; 260–300 in the following sets:1 set of 2 matching 3/8 inch (0.9 cm) in diameter for the front panel; 1 set of 75 matching 3/8 inch (0.9 cm) in diameter for the back; 1 set of 50 matching 3/8 inch (0.9 cm) in diameter for the handles; 4 heart-shaped ½ inch (1.3 cm) in diameter for front corner motifs; 2 ¼ inch (6 mm) or smaller in diameter for eye and flower center; an assortment of 60–75 larger in various shapes and sizes

Finished size: 12 x 12 x 4 inches (30.5 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm), excluding handles


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