The above photo is of a work bag and was one of the most popular patterns in Olivia Pass book.
This photo is of a work bag pattern which was given a sophisticated makeover as a framed evening bag in shades of pistachio and dove gray. I found all these examples of Dorset Feather Stitching in Issue #46 of the Stitch Magazine published in the UK. The Dorset Feather Stitchery by Olivia Pass was first published in 1957 and has been updated with New Editions 9 times. The last being in 1997. This is the edition I bought from the Embroiderer's Guild in the UK. It has many really nice pattern and it cost 6.95 in British Currency which works out to be about $15.00 American. The book talks about how this unique stitch was created by Olivia and it long history of popularity.