Forgive me the garish background
it was conveniently available
Repurposing textiles today
This time it's the never completed crewel embroidery kits
(hence the Wishful Thinking name for this tote)
These were someone else's kits - found at thrift for 50 cents each.
Inside lined with cleaned yet use-stained embroidered tablecloth segments.
And the handles cut from "tourist textiles"
those weavings often sold on the docks of cruise ports in the Caribbean.