Two blackwork lavender bags

Over the year I’ve done another couple of pieces of blackwork. Blackwork has become a bit of a traveling craft. The kind of thing that is easy to pop into a bag.

Blackwork lavender bag

I started one of these pieces at the end of last year, and it took me until November to finish it. It was a nice, simple, repetitive piece to work on. I didn’t have a real plan on how I was going to use it.

Another blackwork lavender bag

The second piece I planned out as a lavender bag for a specific recipient.

In the end I made them both into lavender bags. Using the usual envelope back method (no photo of the back I’m afraid). Both of them are Christmas gifts for different friends. I hope they can find somewhere to tuck them away so they’re useful.