Antique beaded purses capture the imagination of artists and crafters today. This book will show how to use patterns and motifs of vintage bags to create replicas of the purses with today's materials in easy step-by-step directions. Seven original patterns for bead-knit purses are presented with a nod to some of the antique purses that inspired them. Complete how-to's with photographs will guide even non-knitters to make beautiful beaded purses that will be keepsakes for years to come.
An avid knitter for more than 30 years, Nancy Seven VanDerPuy lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Through her home business, Fancy That!, she designs and produces bead knitted purses and accessories. Her specialty is converting antique purse designs into patterns that can be knit with today's threads and beads.

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