These contemporary designs for needlepoint handbags and purses are a perfect alternative to those expensive designer handbags that you see everywhere!
I wanted to create timeless handbag designs with a modern approach that today’s women can proudly stitch and wear---- simply smart ‘no nonsense’ contemporary designs for today.
By buying or making tailored jackets, tops, pants or skirts in neutral colours, you can inexpensively change your look by adding one of these chic handbags or purses!
‘Cat on Hot Tin Roof’ Needlepoint Handbag
This Art Deco-influenced design was created for a young woman who was looking for an overall sophisticated design together with some ‘whimsy’ in the details.
You'll also see that three new colours schemes have been created for this classic bag design...
perfect for any wardrobe!
This elegant clutch bag will add sophistication and flair to your basic cocktail dress!
‘Black Chrysler’ Needlepoint Handbag
You won’t believe what inspired me when creating this design!
It was designed for a client who wanted a very bold dramatic effect to set off her elegant wardrobe of classic neutrals.
I've also created two new and very different colour schemes for this ART DECO bag design.
Have a look!
A bold and dynamic clutch bag design to set off the neutrals in your wardrobe.
Perfect for evening wear or for your classic pantsuit.
’Dutch Iris’ Needlepoint Handbag (right)
and 'Iris Buds' Needlepoint Handbag (below)
The delicate beauty of the spring iris as seen in van Gogh’s painting ‘Irises’, inspired these handbag designs.
CLASSIC ART NOUVEAU!
I created a variety of curved silhouettes of irises bound by the wavy, twisting, and curling lines of their leaves.
Our tote bag motifs were inspired by the stained glass patterns created by three innovative icons of the early 20th century… architects and designers Charles Rennie Mackintosh (left) and Frank Lloyd Wright
… and artist and designer Henri Matisse.
These small purses are very versatile!
At 6 x 9 inches, there are many ways to wear them:
These small purses are a perfect size!
‘Bauhaus Boogie Woogie’ Small Purse Design
A riot of colour that goes with everything! Inspired by European textile designs from the 1920’s, this is the most versatile needlepoint bag I own!
This design has also been made into an evening bag with a different range of colours and metallic threads!
Have a look!
‘Under the Big Top’ Small Purse Design
This whimsical semi-abstract design shows the excitement and energy of the circus!
A definite conversation piece!
‘Four Fleurs’ Small Purse Design
A sophisticated Art Nouveau bag that I designed to match one of my favourite large mauve scarves.
Perfect for a romantic dinner out!
For a second colour scheme, I chose a palette of neutral colours to emphasize the delicate and graceful shapes of this elegant
‘Fifties’ Flourish’ Small Purse Design
The freshness of these colours works well with the whites of my summer wardrobe!
Look at the alternate colours I selected if you want to wear this ' Fifties' Flourish ' design the rest of the year!
What a great start to the ZIVA Vogue Collection of needlepoint handbags and purses!
More on the drawing board to show you soon!
These needlepoint handbags and purses are just part of the Ziva Vogue Collection.
To see how needlepoint belts can provide an elegant addition to your wardrobe as well, click here.
Go back to Home Page to see other needlepoint designs in the ZIVA Collection.
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