SOLD!How Do All ;-)
Yup' you heard right! I am selling my pride and joy Ditty Bag.
The bag is in excellent condition and has never been used in anger, this bag has only ever come out of storage for display purposes!
Please see below for all the details of the bag, and pictures:
The body of the bag is made from 12oz cotton Duck, and is 300mm x 175mm. the canvas is fully hand seamed and the base has a double seam for durability.
The grip is of Flax and UV reactive cord, and contains; overhand Spanish hitching, wide single strand Gaucho knots and single strand Mathew Walker knots. The hanging loop is 6 strand round braid.
The slider is a Pineapple knot, and the toggle on the base is covered with Pineapple knots.
There are 6 hand stitched grommet eyelets around the top of the bag, through which the spliced lanyard legs are buttoned with small Pineapple knot buttons.
The bag can be converted to a shoulder bag by buttoning the double ball toggle on the base of the bag through the hanging loop on the end of the lanyard.
This bag was featured on the cover and in the pages of Knotting Matters 104.
I was the first person to be presented the Ditty Bag Trophy, in memory of the late Gary Sessions at the joint IGKT & IGKT-NAB meeting at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts in 2009, pictured here with the Ditty Bag Trophy and my Fluo Ditty Bag. An article appeared in KM 105 with pictures.
Below you can see the effect that Ultra Violet light has on the UV reactive cord and also the twine used for seaming the bag and putting in the eyelets.
The effect of the black light on the UV reactive cord and seaming twine is mind blowing when seen in the flesh.
The single strand Gaucho Knots ane braided directly to the lanyard,
Close up of the Pineapple knot used to close the bag.
I will not be making any more Ditty Bags ever again, so this is the last chance to own one of these much sought after hand crafted items!
You can see more of my Canvas Work here:
Thanks for looking.