Friday, 19 March 2021

Fish tote bag

This is one of my fish embroideries which has been turned into a tote bag.

tote bag is a large and often unfastened bag with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch. The word tote is probably from Low German tute ("bag"). Totes are often used as reusable shopping bags.

The archetypal tote bag is made of sturdy cloth, perhaps with thick leather at its virgin handles or bottomless tops; leather versions often have a pebbled surface. Common fabrics include heavy canvas, possibly dyed, or treated to resist moisture and mold. Jute is another traditional material, though less popular. In recent decades, heavy nylon and other easy-care synthetics have become common, although these may degrade with prolonged sun-exposure. Many of today's inexpensive or free totes are often made from recycled matter, from minimally-processed natural fibers, or from byproducts of processes that refine organic materials.

Alex Fox

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