The birth of Persephone Books coincided more or less with the time that I started working in publishing. Back then, imprints often produced really lovely tote bags for marketing purposes but these started to decline in size and quality. So I was absolutely delighted when Persephone announced they had one for sale. Isn't it lovely? It's big and roomy with a solid bottom and strong handles.
But the best part (and really, would we expect less of Persephone?) is the lining, based on the endpapers for one of their books - The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens. Gorgeous! It's the perfect book and knitting bag and I've got the perfect project to go into it.
Aren't the endpapers stunning? It's from a 1913 fabric called Maud, designed by Vanessa Bell.