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shop update

Just a heads-up that I’ll be adding some pouches and cowls to the shop this time tomorrow- that’s at 6pm Saturday, Glasgow time…

Over the past six months, I’ve been blessed to have a steady stream of people hand their much-loved tweed or woollen garments over in the hope that what is no longer wearable may have a second life as a pouch. I’m always intrigued by the stories behind these fabrics and like to bring them to mind as I work with the fabric- evoking the memories held in them feels important to me.

 

Pouches

Pouches

Within this run of pouches are treasured pieces from a lovely friend, Anna (more on her lovely Penguin book next week), including some skirts made and worn by her Oma (so lovely to see the hand-stitching and marks of life) and a commercial Munrospun skirt (lovely to see one of these after writing this post).

Tweed pouch made from Anna's Munrospun skirt

Tweed pouch made from Anna’s Munrospun skirt

Tweed pouch from Anna's Oma's skirt

Tweed pouch from Anna’s Oma’s skirt

There are also pouches made from the seat covers from a Scottish camper van- with the occasional dog hair included!

Tweed pouch made from camper van seat covers

Tweed pouch made from camper van seat covers

And some from one of my favourite old Harris Tweed jackets…

Tweed pouch made from a 1050's Harris Tweed jacket

Tweed pouch made from a 1050’s Harris Tweed jacket

And there are a few new colourways in my favourite cowl patterns too…

Parterre Cowl in Oatmeal and Sage Blue

Parterre Cowl in Oatmeal and Sage Blue

All are up in the shop already but marked as coming soon if you are interested in having a sneak peek. And I look forward to showing you more of the lovely fabrics I’ve been given recently over the coming weeks…

Hoping you have a lovely weekend!

shop update: pouches

Just a heads-up that I’ve added a run of tweed pouches to my shop!

woollenflower pouches

woollenflower pouches

For new readers, I began making these from a collection of worn-out, unloved Harris Tweed jackets collected in my hometown of Melbourne, however, since arriving in Glasgow, I’ve learnt that Harris tweed jackets are (happily!) much treasured and worn here so, unlike in Melbourne, there are none to be found in charity shops. I love being able to breathe new life into worn-out or unloved jackets and will be bringing some back with me after my trip home in September… but I have to say that it is much easier to use lengths of fabric, rather than working with sleeve and back pieces to get as much usable fabric as possible! Nevertheless, I will continue to work with whatever configuration of materials I can get my hands on as it is the fabric itself, as well as the reusing, that is the real joy for me.

In the meantime, this run of pouches are made from lengths of vintage tweed fabrics found here in the UK- some Harris and some of other, unknown origins. All of them have a story in how and where I found them and I love them all. I hope you like them too.

woollenflower pouches

Mint/ ice-blue/ gold tweed of unknown origin

Emerald/ oatmeal

Emerald/ oatmeal

The linings are all vintage or salvaged pieces too and inadvertently added to the very vintage feel of the run!

Silver/ chocolate/ salmon, possibly Harris Tweed

Silver/ chocolate/ salmon, possibly Harris Tweed

woollenflower pouches

Forest green/ tobacco Harris Tweed

woollenflower pouches

Cornflower/ gold tweed of unknown origin

These are selling out as I write so do pop over to the shop if you’d like one! I plan to update the shop with colourwork cowls and pouches every fortnight so keep an eye out for updates by following me here and on Instagram (@woollenflower).

Many, many thanks for all your encouragement and support on both our recent move and my shop- it’s so appreciated!