Laxey Tweed Crossbody bag with Loughtan sheep embroidery.
THE LAXEY TWEED LOUGHTAN BAG
This lovely bag is hand woven right here on the Isle of Man at Laxey Woollen Mills. It is remarkably spacious and has a full width zipped pocket on the back, an internal slip pocket, a large slip pocket on the front in contrasting tweed and a little pocket on the front of that (I would use it to stash my parking ticket – pesky things!).
It is fully lined with 100% cotton and measures 21 x 15 cm (8 ¼ x 6”).
The long, brown faux leather strap is adjustable so it can be used as a crossbody bag or a shoulder bag. The strap is also detachable so the bag can be used as a packing pouch when you are on your travels.
Ideal for when you need to carry a little bit more than your phone but a little bit less than a full size bag. Some folk I know favour this size for use when dog walking – Laxey tweed is remarkably rugged. Ideal size for your Kindle too!
To top it all it is finished with a Loughtan Sheep embroidery design and the two leather zipper tabs feature a decorative antique brass effect heart rivet.
The colour is a lovely muted brown (Loughtan colour!) and the contrast pockets complement it perfectly. The colour of the strap is picked up in the side strap attachments and also in the cute zipper tabs which all add to the feeling of Autumn to me.
It is softly padded but also unstructured so can be packed and sent through the post to a loved one (if you can REALLY part with it!)
All made by me in my home studio right here on the beautiful Isle of Man.
When you go to the checkout you will see two options:
1. Click and Collect which means you can pick it up from me at almost any time you like.
2. Vendor shipping which means you will pay for it to be posted to you.
By the way – although I charge for post – I don’t charge for packing as I try and use recycled packing materials wherever possible.
I must confess that I have been a bit slack in keeping my page up to date - I plead the arrival of a grandchild, a flurry of baby makes and a trip to Cornwall to meet him!
However, Autumn is now upon us which means I will be digging out my Laxey and Harris Tweed, beautiful Italian leathers and other fabrics more suitable to the rich colours of Autumn.
Having said that, the weather in Cornwall was so fabulous that it inspired me to make one last 'summer set' - in blue and white with seashell charms - two pouches in two sizes - one to keep and one to give - or maybe just BOTH to keep!
By the way, if you are a visitor 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!