Clutch bags now available!

I had a fabulous few days in Padstow with the Bolla Tay girls earlier this month.  Thanks to all those who came by to see us, it was lovely to meet new customers as well as customers from previous years……  I hope you all enjoy your new handbags!

I promised I would be adding more to my online shop after its launch a few weeks ago, so here are the first new editions…. These clutch bags are the result of my collaboration with designer C F McEwan.   They are made using her special silk and hemp fabric and they feel gorgeous!

For all the information, please click here to visit to visit my shop.

If you are interested in purchasing the matching scarves, please click here to contact Clare to check availability.  Oh, and Clare currently has a summer sale on some of her gorgeous scarves…..


Summer news!

Looking forward to heading to Padstow again with the Bolla Tay girls for another Design Fair in a few weeks….

Check out the other artists and designers  – Clare McEwan, Rebecca Williams and Alice Povey

Bolla Tay Summer Design Fair

Hoping to get another few projects finished before the show; here’s a look at the fabric combinations of my current project….

C F McEwan small scarf sale – 5 days left!

If anyone is in need of a Christmas gift, check out C F McEwan’s small scarf sale – beautifully designed silk scarves at a reduced price!  Only 5 days left!

To read all about Clare, her scarves and inspiration, check out her website at; to see all the details of her scarf sale, click here.  For more details from Clare about these beautiful scarves, see below……

days remaining to order your small scarf from C F McEwan.  A selection of small 100% silk scarves are on special offer at £45 including gift wrapping and p+p (RRP normally £87). These are limited edition scarves, only a handful produced of each design. Easy to wear at 65cm x 65cm in size.  

Email Clare by 11pm
Sunday 21st December with your design choice.  Posting within UK only by Royal Mail Special Delivery – just in time for a Christmas gift.

All available designs and how to buy can be found in the sale lookbook

Another clutch bag from Clare and Ellie….

Following on from my last post, here’s my latest creation using C F McEwan’s hemp and silk fabric for a Classic Evening Ellie Clutch bag.  This is made using the same fabric (Towers) as the Dorothy Clutch bag in the previous post, although I have chosen different parts of the fabric for the front and envelope panels.

The details, along with all the photos for this design, are on the Clutch Bags by Ellie page under the Handbags by Ellie header.  Click on the gallery to enlarge and scroll through and enjoy having a browse…

For more information about Clare and her fabric, see the previous post or visit her website.

Collaborating with Clare McEwan

I have recently collaborated with designer C F McEwan (click on the link to visit her website) using her latest range of fabric to create a classic clutch bag.  Clare is a freelance designer who uses digital photography and print media within textiles.  This incredible fabric is made from hemp and silk and has been a complete joy to work with.  The texture and feel are so unique and luxurious it adds yet another dimension to this clutch bag.  Using her beautiful fabric, Clare has created a range of stunning scarves which are well worth a browse.

Click on the gallery to enlarge and scroll through; some of these photos are from her recent design show – check out the fab chair covered in her fabric…

About the fabric creation

With an interest in surface, shape and layer, Clare makes use of a variety of materials in her work. Drawing, printmaking, hand stitching and simple making processes are combined to create abstract and atmospheric imagery. Irregular shaped objects are built using paper, fabric and plastic.

The textiles, objects and surfaces are photographed with different arrangements of lighting. Clare often selects materials with some translucency, like greaseproof paper, sculpting with these materials to find shapes within the translucency. Objects made create unusual silhouettes cast onto back-lit surfaces – which are then photographed.

Clare’s work

You can read all about Clare here; her website gives all the details of her work, collections, blogstockists and how to contact her.  There is also a link to her homepage in my Links I Love section.

Bags made from Clare’s fabric are available to order.  See Contacts page if you want to get in touch.