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shop update

It’s been a while between drinks but I’ve made some pouches for the shop! The update  will be tomorrow, Saturday April 8 at 3pm Glasgow-time, but they’re already loaded in the shop in case you feel like having a leisurely browse beforehand : )

As always, I got a kick out of choosing fabrics that work together and there is quite a bit of Harris Tweed in this batch, as well as the last of the teal camper van cushion covers and a couple of other colourways…

Pouches!

Scottish wool in oatmeal/ berry from my friend Lorna of Chookiebirdie

Harris Tweed in sage green/ straw

Tobacco/ rust/ oatmeal

Harris Tweed in tobacco/ rust/ oatmeal

If you’re in the market, I hope you get the one you like! Thank you as always for your enthusiasm and support xx

shop update

Just a wee heads-up that I’ve just added a good handful of pouches to the shop! There’s a lovely range of sources and vintages in this group; some great, well-loved Harris Tweed jackets that I brought back from Australia at Christmas-time (including one particularly old one) an well-loved garment from my generous friend Anna, vintage campervan seats, upholstery offcuts… I always enjoy putting disparate fabrics together to make an interesting but cohesive group- and pairing 1940’s HT with a charcoal and red Smiths-esque check was particularly fun!

Tweed pouches

Tweed pouches

Vintage Harris Tweed

Vintage Harris Tweed

1970's Harris Tweed

1970’s Harris Tweed

Anna's Oma's skirt

Anna’s Oma’s skirt

Lairy check

Lairy check

I hope you love these fabrics as much as I do!

shop update- Leona’s pouches

The shop has been quiet over the last couple of weeks while I worked through a number of custom orders and commissions… but I have a few beauties that I’ll be adding at 9am Glasgow time tomorrow (Tuesday November 10)!

These pouches were made from a length of beautiful vintage tweed that had been sitting in my very lovely friend Leona‘s granny’s stash for many years… Her family has recently been sorting through her belongings and, happily for me, Leona thought of me with this one. I think she thought it might be a bit too lairy for me but I actually love bright, clashy combinations, like pink and orange and green and red! And it was a lovely introduction to the traditional practice of buying pre-cut skirt lengths of tweed, complete with zip, from the local haberdashery. I’d never heard of these but, after posting about it on Instagram, a whole bunch of people chimed in with loads of stories about companies like Munrospun that paired the skirt length with a pre-knitted Fair Isle yoke and enough yarn to knit a matching jumper or cardigan (Kate Davies wrote a great post about these) and the abundance of similar pre-cut garment lengths in Australia, Japan and Thailand… I’m definitely going to be keeping my eyes peeled for these from now on!

So here they are in their beautiful, bright glory!

Leona's pouch

Leona’s pouches

Leona's pouch

Leona’s pouches

Working with what I had on hand, I paired the tweed, a tangerine, pink and eggplant check, with pale grey and charcoal zips and my natural Scottish linen and, given that my standard tweeds are much more muted, I think they play surprisingly well together!

Leona's pouch

Leona’s pouches

Leona's pouch

Leona’s pouches

Thank you so much for sharing your granny’s treasures, Leona! You are an astoundingly kind soul xx

shop update: pouches

Hello! I hope you’re all well and life is mostly sweet… A little heads-up that I’ve just added 20 pouches to the shop, most of which are Harris tweed from a series of jackets I collected in Melbourne.

Pouches

Pouches

The incredible textures and colours found  in HT never cease to take my breath away, especially when I get in close- and, in this case, I had no choice as my main lens is broken so I had to use my macro lens- apologies for the even shallower depth of field than normal ; )

Pouch in rust Harris tweed

Pouch in rust Harris tweed

Pouch in earthy houndstooth Harris tweed

Pouch in earthy houndstooth Harris tweed

Pouch charcoal Harris tweed

Pouch charcoal Harris tweed

Pouch in teal/ rust Harris Tweed

Pouch in teal/ rust Harris Tweed

I’m also really excited to be using some beautiful, heavy linen produced locally in Fife to line my pouches! I’ll still use secondhand fabrics where I can but it’s not always easy to find the right ones and, this way, I get to support (in a very small way) the last major domestic producer of linen… and I can also avoid having to interface the tweeds, meaning that the only non-natural component is the zipper tape!

Enjoy xx

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!