|Brynwood Needleworks - 61 - Cairn Terrier Crossbody WalletSet|
Number 62 is a commission piece. My client wanted a Cairn Terrier embroidered on cork with a plaid lining. The terrier designs are from a collage of sketches, which were separated to highlight single poses.
|Brynwood Needleworks - Cairn Terrier "Stacking" Pose Embroidery|
The standing pose was chosen for the outside flap. I chose colors that resembled her pup's coloring. (I was provided a photograph of her sweet dog, but I didn't ask for permission to share it with you, so I can't do that.)
|Brynwood Needleworks - 61 - Cairn Terrier Crossbody Wallet Interior|
The interior is green plaid, and the credit card slots are cork. I chose a paw print fabric for the lining of the coin compartment. (And, although you can't see it in this picture, even the snap on the security tab has a paw print!) My client chose a sitting pose for the embroidery on the interior side of the flap, along with her pup's name.
|Brynwood Needleworks - 61 - Cairn Terrier Crossbody Wallet Back|
Every piece I create bears the "Brynwood" signature. I choose only the finest materials. My cork fabric comes from Portugal and has a fabric backing, rather than rubber used on some corks. I also choose high quality hardware, and cotton or canvas fabrics for linings and trim.
|Brynwood Needleworks - My Cork Fabric Selections|
I have a nice selection of colors and patterns for the pieces I create, and look forward to adding to my assortment. I'll be using these colors to create new items for my shop in the near future. In case you're not familiar with cork, let me tell you about it.
Cork is anti-microbial and hypoallergenic. It's also washable! My wallets can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, and come treated with Scotchgard© from the manufacturer, but it it's really soiled, you can hand wash it in cold water with a mild detergent. (I'd remove the zipper pull first.)
Cork also feels wonderful, and isn't brittle at all. It's soft to the touch, and really unlike any other material. In humid climates, like here in Florida, it's actually better than leather. It won't get moldy either (that's the "antimicrobial" feature)!
As you can tell, I'm really sold on this fabric. I know that pieces made from it quickly become favorites. I only have one cork crossbody piece available in my shop right now. They sell almost as quickly as I can make them! (I only have the one Vintage Hibiscus Crossbody left from the first five I made!)
I'm busy with homekeeping today. We have an Open House tomorrow, so I have things to do to get ready for it. But afterward, I'll be preparing more cork for crossbody wallets, and I'm going to make a few handbags. I need a new one for myself, too!
Time to go. The sooner my work is done, the sooner I can play!