I am presently working on a Clara Wells' handbag. The bag comes with two canvases. The front and back are identical to each other. Denise and I decided that we did not want to stitch two of the same canvases - so we decided to split the bag. We also felt that the bag will wear better having one side in leather rather than needlepoint.
I am stitching mine with three ply of impressions. The bag is stitched in basketweave and is taking what seems forever to finish. I have been working it for about two weeks and figure I have another week or two before it is finished.
It will be finished in navy leather with a detachable shoulder strap. I want the bag lined in hot pink. The same color as the bottom of the bag.