Inspired by the colors and forms of Banjara textiles, I knitted an envelope bag out of handspun, hand dyed yarn and lined it with reproduction Turkey Red fabric.
The red yarn is dyed with madder, the blue with indigo. I used the same "expanding square" knitting method that I used to form the back of my sontag (shawl). Starting out with 12 cast-on stitches, I increased at the end of each row every other row. I changed colors but wanted it to be mostly red, red, red. The fastener is an old leather button from my stash which includes buttons from my mother and grandmother. I gifted this piece so I need to make another one!