Entries tagged with “tarot bag”.

So, I’ve finally decided to learn how to sew properly, with an eye to creating some tarot bags for myself that incorporate all of the features that I really like in a bag.

Robert Kaufman Stargasers fabricIn my previous post about my favourite bag creators, I mentioned a really nice Stargazers fabric that I kept seeing everywhere. I’ve since learned that it is a Robert Kaufman fabric that comes in the black and blue that I’ve already seen, but also in red. The black version in particular is striking in person.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics makes or imports some other really nice fabrics, including a large range of hand-dyed, artisan batik fabrics from Lunn Studios. I became interested in batik fabrics after seeing the fabrics used by Kerri Walters (Little Moon Originals) for the mandalas on her tarot bags, and Robert Kaufman’s batiks are gorgeous examples of the art.


Tarot by Melissa tarot bag giveawayMelissa has been busy making patchwork bags for her tarot cards and has decided to give away one of them to a lucky commenter. (See picture to the left.)

The double-drawstringed bag is ~5.5″ x 7.5″ and is lined with microsuede cloth. I love the fabrics she chose for the patchwork. Great colour combination. Very old world retro.

If you’re interested in being in the running to win the bag (I know I am), all you have to do is make a comment on her blog by Sunday, January 18, 2009, at noon EST giving her at least one idea of something that she can blog about. International comments are welcome — she says she’ll mail it anywhere in the world.

Check out the blog post for additional information about her bags and the contest.

As an aside, I love the idea of a giveaway. Don’t know why I never thought of it myself. Might have to steal borrow that idea myself.