The obsession will not end... I am still caught up in the grip of the clutches. I have a seemingly simple pattern that I want to design but perfection eludes me. Not that I don't have enough plates spinning right now I get stumped by a simple pattern for a fabled clutch, that I have promised to make, yet have not gotten the dimensions and tension figured out yet. If I were to describe the process of pattern making when it comes to a small nine inch crescent shaped purse frame one word comes to mind... Unforgiving. The tolerances are tricky, too tight and the clutch only holds one coin, too loose and you have folds of fabric that clearly display your mistake. To say the least each and every one of my clutches has taken some time, passion, and design. The process of knitting/ crocheting a clutch began in December of 2008. I made a small knit/ crochet clutch for my sister Jill. With much thought and design I came up with this small beauty, adorned by a vintage broach from my grandmother's collection. See all the design details here.
I return to the thoughts of that simple design often and wonder if it should be revisited? I still love it and vowed to make identical one for myself, yet I am hemmed in by this elusive new design!