I recently discovered a website called Wool and the Gang which offers contemporary knitting kits for a new fashion savvy army of knitters, and what’s great is that you have the option to buy a ready made item if your knit one pearl two ain’t quite up to scratch.

The all new Shire Bucket tote made from full grain saddlery leather and trimmed with the antique horse brass off your choices, this bag is a nod to the traditional working Shire horses at the turn of the last century that ploughed the fields or pulled heavy carts on St Leonards’ home turf of East Sussex, England. 
The totes are available for pre-order at a special rate of £250. Full retail price when launched online will be between £280-£300.
Made in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

The all new Shire Bucket tote made from full grain saddlery leather and trimmed with the antique horse brass off your choices, this bag is a nod to the traditional working Shire horses at the turn of the last century that ploughed the fields or pulled heavy carts on St Leonards’ home turf of East Sussex, England.
The totes are available for pre-order at a special rate of £250. Full retail price when launched online will be between £280-£300.
Made in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Meanderings from the Studio

Today I roamed up and down the studio’s long oak table that’s propped up on stacks of heavy fashion tomes to be the right height. I cut and snip here, machine and tuck there, finishing off some new hessian sample bags and cutting new patterns for a purse and sketchbook folio. Making use of scraps, turning waste into new pleasureable things.

I knotted and plaited waxy saddlery leather and discovered the “mystery knot” is no longer mysterious to me.

The day went fast and I sigh as I have to give my eyes a break from the wonderful creativity I enjoyed.