Just a heads-up that I’ve added a run of tweed pouches to my shop!
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.
Mint/ ice-blue/ gold tweed of unknown origin
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
Forest green/ tobacco Harris Tweed
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!