Contemporary Textiles Fair

Yey! Just booked Stand 4 at Landmark’s Contemporary Textiles Fair in Teddington 8-10 March. Excited and nervous at the same time – hope visitors like my work.

Excellent news but now comes the hard work building up sufficient stock levels.

Contemporary Textiles Fair

Also entering Luton Hoo Walled Garden Open so no time for Standing and Staring for me!

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New Style Harris Tweed Handbag

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My newly re-designed Tulip Bag. This one is the first I have kept for myself so not for sale!

This range comprises one-off, handmade Harris Tweed handbags with my own unique knitted and naturally dyed embellishments.

More stock and colourways coming soon at £75 plus p&p.

Extend Your Dwindling Shopping Days at NT Chiltern Gateway Centre Christmas Bazaar

Join me this Sunday 16th December (and 23rd) at the National Trust Chiltern Gateway Centre’s annual Christmas Bazaar from 11am to 4pm. Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Pud and Mulled Wine whilst listening to the Carol Singers. Choose presents for those special people from a variety of seasonal craft gift and local produce stalls.

Blush Wrap

Don’t resist the temptation to touch my Blush Scarf.

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Stained Glass by fellow ANB member Jack Cooper.

Christmas Bazaar

Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Join me on Saturday in the picturesque Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted. I will be on the first floor of the Town Hall where there will be a wide choice of fantastic handmade Christmas gifts on sale.

Just imagine the faces of your friends and family when you give them a handmade present that’s locally produced and absolutely unique to them.

Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Farmers’ Market

Tweed and vintage clothing given new life – what more can a girl want? Long live this fashion trend and the endless possibilities it offers for re-invention.

Tweedvixen's Blog

Tweed has been since in the fashion world since the 1920s, mainly in the form of wealthy gentlemen’s suits. Since then, it has evolved into a trend that is still one of the hottest looks today! If you want to get involved with the vintage tweed trend then here are some tips on how to pull the look off.

Tweed Blazers 

Tweed blazers are one of the hottest ways to stay warm this winter!This quintessential British look works for both men and women, so whoever you are it should be easy to pull off. Men should go for a more fitted blazer look, which can then be paired with coloured trousers (mustard looks good with tweed) or even a pair of jeans. Women can wear a tweed blazer however they want, whether they opt for a fitted size or a boyfriend style bigger size. If you are going for…

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Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Join me on Sunday in the picturesque Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted. I will be on the first floor of the Town Hall where there will be a wide choice of fantastic handmade Christmas gifts on sale.

The Farmers’ Market will be open and the town is also a great place for Sunday lunch so why not make a day of it?

Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Farmers’ Market

Tweed All About It

Tweed – it’s oh so fashionable with lots of lovely high quality products on the market – such as this fabulous Man Bag by Catherine Aitken. Plus some not so good ‘makers’ who have jumped on the bandwagon. But will the trend last and quality out? I do hope so.

Definition of Tweed…

My own celebration of Tweed! A true Harris Tweed jacket – which tells the story of this fantastic traditional industry and its unique link to the landscape and lifestyle – given a new life with a contemporary twist.

Visit the other pages on my Blog for more exciting Tweedie items.

Tweedvixen's Blog

I was recently asked by the fabulous Audacious Huxley for my definition of tweed.  I thought that the answer would be easy and obvious, until I actually thought about it.  Just parroting the usual Oxford dictionary description; “a rough surfaced woolen cloth, typically of mixed fleck colours, originally produced in Scotland.”  or giving the standard origin story regarding tweed being a misreading of the word twill, whilst all true it seemed an empty answer.

I believe that tweed is a fabric steeped in British Heritage and so for me must be made in the United Kingdom or Ireland. I know that many great Mills around the world make a tweed fabric to different levels of quality, some rather good but to me they are not tweed.  When buying a tweed garment surely part of the appeal is the heritage and the story it tells.

Tweed must be at least 80% wool or it is not tweed!…

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