This is an updated, refined version
of a late 1800's String Bag... ;)
A string bag was found in most homes in the late 1800's. Long before rubberbands, paper clips and staplers - string was a way to bundle and tie up items and keep things together and organized.
I have mine hanging from an old doorknob in my kitchen.
I use it to secure herbs in a bag to flavor soups and stews -
to tie cinnamon and clove in a bag to simmer with apple cider - to tie magazines and papers together for recycling, etc.
(Tip: use a coffee filter as a "bag" for spices.)
I have made this String Bag from soft 100% wool plaid fabric, front and back. The front panel is 3/4 lined to allow for easy movement from a ball of cotton string.
The house has been hand pieced and applied with a blanket stitch. I hand embroidered the house and tree details.
A grommet has been placed above the house to guide the string through.
This String Bag measures approx. 8in. x 7.5in., the handle
adds an additional 4.5 to 5in.
(20.32cm x 19.05cm, the handle adds 11.43 to 12.70cm)