Paper Bag 2 Side Saddle (T143)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Paper Bag 2 Side Saddle
Long cross body bag

Made in

Bristol

Date

1998

Description

Grey/biege colour paper shoulder strap bag, knitted and hand finished.

Materials and techniques

Constructed of 100% industrially spun paper (from renewable sources). Machine knitted and hand finished.

Dimensions

width (object):  21cm
length (object):  90cm
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Object number

T143

Category

References

Liz Hoggard In the Bag - Crafts (Jan/Feb 1999)
  • Paper Bag 2 Side Saddle, Sonia Boriczewski, 1998. Crafts Council Collection: T143. Photo: Stokes Image Ltd.

  • Paper Bag 2 Side Saddle, Sonia Boriczewski, 1998. Crafts Council Collection: T143. Photo: Stokes Image Ltd.

Maker's statement

I have a mixed response to my paper products. At shows people cannot believe its paper and are intrigued as to its strength and durability. Buyers are not sure whether their customers are ready for it yet. Since my work appeared at the Crafts Council in 'Satellites of Fashion', I have designed a scarf for Shirin Guilds Spring. Summer 2000 collection. The yarn hard at work developing easier to use paper yarns which I feel do not have the same raw quality of real paper, but it is certainly going a long way to helping paper because a viable option for clothing once more.

Sonia Boriczewski, 5 October 1999