Fishnet Shopping Bag | Tangerine | Stephanie Crossman


If you insist on taking all of your groceries from the car to the house in one trip, this is the bag for you. These hand-knotted nylon bags appear delicate, but can carry over 200 lbs! Artist Stephanie Crossman utilizes traditional knotting techniques and tools passed down to her by generations of maritime makers to create these utilitarian bags. Each is hand-dyed in bright colors and can withstand many washings. Made of nylon fishing twine, this bag contains no seams. If ever there was a hole, it will not run.

Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, line dry.

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

1 in stock

Stephanie Crossman
Vinalhaven, Maine

Over 30 years ago, Stephanie’s husband’s great-grandmother taught Stephanie the basics of netting when she was 92 years old. They both made nets for a marine supply company. She then started designing wearabIes such as bags, scarves, etc. After discovering the tiny metal needle in Gram’s stash of netting supplies, she started experimenting with netting on a very small scale resulting in sculptural art. Unlike crochet or knitting, netting is more closely related to lace-making. Because of its unique qualities, she especially cherishes the fact that netting was passed down to her along with the handmade tools. She strives to keep utilitarian fish netting contemporary as it becomes more obscure. Creating new forms keeps it ever present on the world stage.

Shipping Measurements

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 in

Nylon Fishing Twine