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.
As I mentioned, I've got loads of ideas up my sleeve - including bags in totally different fabrics and different shapes and sizes as well as my new line - neckwarmers with matching pins and maybe wristwarmers too! I’ve also got a couple of things to finish off and ultimately list over the next few days - including neck warmers, wrist warmers and a rather nice Laxey Tweed/Loughtan tote bag.
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 receipient'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!