Fish of Prosperity
From Folk Bags:
“I wanted to capture the whimsical expression found in children’s articles and I deemed the symbol for abundance most appropriate for a purse! The shape of my Fish of Prosperity is similar to a small cotton fabric bag I saw in a folk art collection. Chinese red is so distinctively a warm, intense hue that I chose it for the main body. I wanted the stability of a felted bag, so I used wool for the fish, but the embroidery is all cotton, which is the material most used for bags in China.”
Yarn: Two skeins Montera (127 yards each). One skein each of four colors Provence, small amounts used for embroidery.
Additional supplies: 2 mother-of-pearl-buttons, 1” (2.5cm); 2 shiny black beads, 0.25” (6mm)
Finished size: Fish body, 6” (15cm) deep x 13” (33cm) wide