Designer Lulu Guinness and acclaimed artist Rob Ryan have come together to create a limited edition fan bag featuring one of Ryan’s intricate illustrations hand embroidered on the front. The gorgeous result will be auctioned off online to raise funds for ASAP.

The bag, decorated to depict a starlit London night sky, is one of a kind and  has been signed by both Guinness and Ryan. The breathtaking front panel took master embroiderers more than 40 hours to craft by hand. Hundreds of Swarovski crystals were incorporated into the design to represent twinkling stars. Even the interior panel holds a special surprise–one of Ryan’s romantic poems rendered in embroidery.

For those in the UK, the signed bag will be exhibited in the Rob Ryan Exhibition; ‘The Stars Shine All Day Too’, from November 1st- November 20th at the Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London W1.  Our far-flung friends and supporters can view it (and bid), by visiting . Bidding opens 8th November and closes 18th November.

All proceeds from the online auction will be donated to ASAP. We are very grateful to the artist and designer for coming together, and creating such a thing of beauty. Happy Bidding!

Stay tuned: Next up, we’ll be posting abot the UK event, happening November 10th, celebrating this remarkable artistic collaboration.