Posted by: laurawp | May 1, 2012

Brigitta’s Bling Bag Workshop

Some of Brigitta's Bling Bags

Brigitta started off her workshop by telling us this was going to be a no-stress project. She showed us all her bags, from the first elegant evening bag to the last and unfinished ‘Quilly’ bag. Brigitta gave us permission to experiment with bling and try different things without worrying about the finished project. The Bling Bag is small, quick to hook and what ever develops is fine.

A fun group for Brigitta's Bling Bag Workshop

Standing from left; Andra, Mac, Dawn, Nancy W, Julie, Deb, Peggy, Laura,
sitting from left; La Rae, Brigitta, Nancy H.

Dawn Barbour enjoys her project

Dawn is a new Rug Hooker and was enjoying the freedom to follow her whim. She is a Master Beader and had created a special buttom made from beads for her Bling Bag.

La Rae Schneider was having fun with zig-zags!

La Rae and Deb Scott attended the workshop and stayed overnight in Sebastopol to save themselves the long commute. They clearly had a great visit and a great time, too.

Brigitta checks her lining.

Brigitta’s last bag was not finished, so she could go through the process with us in class, demonstrating all the little details.

Sewing the handles onto the bags

Since Julie Neumiller finished hooking her bag, she was also finishing her bag. The handles need to be centered and paired up properly before you sew it all together.

This was a fun workshop and the possiblities are endless!  Brigitta is carrying on her Grandmother, Jane Olson’s Rug Hooking business; the patterns, McClain swatches, supplies, etc. check in with her at Green Valley Rug Hooking.



  1. Hello Laura, Looks like you ladies are having a great time hooking purses. I’ve been wanting to make myself one too. Someday… ~Anita

    • Hi Anita,
      these purses are fun… not that i change my purse very much… but when i’m an old lady, i might… ha!

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