Navy blue Harris Tweed slimline crossbody bag with embroidered Loughtan sheep in Shocking Pink.
There’s not always a need to carry a large bag around with us – when we are out shopping for example or at a party. This lovely soft, unstructured bag – which can be used as a shoulder bag or a crossbody – is the perfect size to put your phone, cards and other essentials in when you are out and about.
It’s made from navy blue Harris Tweed and embroidered with our native rare breed sheep here on the Isle of Man – the Loughtan. (Although I have to say they are not usually pink!)
It measures approximately 9 inches (23 cms) high by 8 inches (20 cms) wide and is lined with 100% cotton in a toning blue floral pattern. (Except for the bright pink contrast in the front pocket!)
It closes by means of a simple magnetic closure on the flap which also secures the slip pocket on the front (ideal to put your parking ticket) and the contents (there’s another slip pocket inside too for cards, receipts etc)
The strap (made by me) is adjustable and is made of leather with matching webbing reinforcement on the back (a trick I pinched from a well-known bag designer!) This means it is extra strong and does not stretch. It is around 60 inches long and features two little silver tone heart shaped rivets.
It is a bit of an inter-Island collaboration really as it was made by me here on the Isle of Man from world famous Harris Tweed woven by a weaver on the Isle of Lewis.
Blazing June - and it's warm, sunny and wonderful here on the beautiful Isle of Man! We are bang in the middle of TT and the wonderful atmosphere and joy that it brings. I think it's worth mentioning therefore that if you see anything on this site that you would love to take home with you, bear in mind that it can be posted to your UK address so it will be waiting for you when you get back.
Last month I introduced the stunning new Star range of bags, purses and pouches by Cinnamon Embroidery which featured leather applique on canvas on a variety of bags and pouches. Inspired by this I've decided to make a smaller series of Western-style bags and pouches featuring embroidered leather applique on recycled denim. The first of these is shown above but I hope there will be more to follow.
I have to say I love the fact that I'm using recycled and upcycled fabrics and love, love, love working with leather and denim.
**************************By the way, if you are viewing from the UK you might like to know that everything on my site can be purchased online and shipped to your home address. If you are a Manx resident you can enter the recipient's UK address and I'll send it on for you. I'll even add a note if you would like.
(If you live outside the UK you may wish to contact me first - overseas postage can be prohibitive these days so best to talk about it first.
FOOTNOTE: You may have noticed that most of my items are marked 'one only'.
This is because everything I make is handmade - and handcut - from the bottom up! I make what I love and hope you will too!
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