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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