Colour is so important to me. I see colour in every aspect of my life, from the rolling waves to the tall chimneys of the Cornish engine houses. Fabric is also up there in my top 10 of things to surround myself. Preferably rich, luxurious embroidered fabric. I search them out in every way I can, sometimes to up cycle an impressive frock coat, or simply use a remnant that didn’t make it to a chaise longue. These thick upholstery fabrics give my bags some stability and a luxurious quality and of course, each and every one is different.
All my bags are handmade in my sewing room. I am lucky to live in a beautiful part of Cornwall in the back of beyond. It is peaceful, it is quiet and every time I look out of my window, I am inspired by the back drop of the Cornish countryside. I hope you enjoy my emporium of bags, I certainly love to make them.
Where bags started.
Bags have been around as long as people have.
Cave men and women fashioned a carrying device from animal skins.
Ancient Egyptians carried them around their waists.
But it wasn’t until the 20th century that they became a fashion statement….
… and still are today!