Monday, 16 July 2012

ragamuffin loves... getting crafty!

We're so delighted that our archive of tweed is flying off the shelves, and with all the money going to Macmillan nurses and Dog's Trust it's a double happiness! We just love to see what you're all making with our beautiful Shetland tweed, please keep sending in your photos and we'll feature them here! In the meantime, here's a trip down memory lane of some our customers' past craft triumphs; we're feeling quite nostalgic and have a yen to get making...

We were amazed how fashion-forward some customers are, Rachel's shooting vest was country glamour epitomised, and Kristin's tweed shift would take you to the smartest occasion!

Bags are always a popular choice for the smaller project, and a fat quarter of tweed at a mere £5 is enough fabric for a small bag, and a metre at £10 makes a good sized shopper, like Marice's creation, and nice and strong too!

Note Asia's clever use of the pretty selvedge in her nostalgic photo purse!
There's no limit to some people's imagination - Dawn made this introvert/extrovert bag that we loved, such a tactile work of art!

We still use the tweed here in the shop, and our lovely in-house range of Angels Don't Trudge jackets designed by Lesley are back in stock for the festival season, a great range of colours and styles. Here's our model Dagmara in our popular Myrtle style, perfect to wear over linen layers between seasons.

The girls in the shop have also been busy making our signature crazy highland cows and sheep that Karolina designed for us; they have pride of place now in one of our cabinets; we even took the door off so people can giv'em a bit of a squeeze! Hope you're feeling inspired now! Remember to keep us posted with your own craft projects, we love to think of you all making fabulous things with our tweed, it warms the cockles!