I mentioned the bag, well more specifically the wooden handles, that crystallised my hexi-thoughts, well I had to go back and get it didn't I?
I decided that if there was a parking space outside the Antique Shop the next time I passed, I would stop, there was; and if the bag was still there, I would buy it...
I had minor palpitations when it wasn't where I'd left it last week, but to my relief I found it behind a new haul of goodies... that'll be fate then, phew.
The wonky handles measure 12" wide; the entirely hand sewn bag has seen way better days, but that's not the bit of 'charm' that I want to preserve. I am going to have those handles attached to my 'new bag' as soon as my hexing will allow!
If anyone thinks this is worth way more than the meagre £7 I paid, then please shout; I don't want to be the one sobbing in the corner of Antiques Roadshow when I unpick some Medieval original, reducing its 6 figure value to £0!