I have a stash of silk sales samples, given to my by my darling niece. She has this lovely friend that sees very high echelon furniture designers and sells he very beautiful fabrics. And sometimes she offers my niece "last year's" samples. And then I am given some wonderful fabric. How I love these offerings.
These silk samples have embroidery and applique on them. I chose these fabrics to compliment the dark "Oriental" handle. I lined the purse with cream colored raw silk and put two pockets made from a few embroidery pieces. Because I used different pieces and colors, the sides are different.
Silk has such a soft, compelling feel. It is a pleasure and honor to sew with silk. I have a clear understanding why it has been so fascinating all these many, many years.