Miss Bennet's Beaded Bag
A vintage dressing gown embellished with cascading apples inspired the descending snowflake lace on this beaded bag. Velvet ribbon used as handles adds a feminine, traditional touch, and can easily be replaced with circular or D-shaped handles for a modern twist. It is reminiscent of a draw-string reticule, yet slightly larger than the handbags generally used by Jane’s contemporaries. This would be the perfect evening bag for carrying a small notebook or novel, should the evening’s formal company grow tiresome or dull. It would also make a great project bag for the modern knitter at home or abroad.