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Summer Bow Ties 17/7/16
Self Tie Bow Ties for Ladies?
Winchester Market 17/7/16
100% Thai Silk Self Tie Bow Tie
Piled up cotton and linen
Cool colours and textures
Self Tie Bow Tie 100% Cotton
Made in Individually woven Heringbone Harris Tweed
Slim tie made in pure linen
A slim tie made in a pure linen plaid design, lined with pure silk
A slim tie made in individually woven Herringbone Harris Tweed
Adjustable Self Tie Bow Tie made in Pure linen/silk in a blue/aqua plaid design
Individually made adjustable Self Tie Bow Tie made in pure linen
An adjustable Self Tie Bow Tie made in an individually woven Herringbone Harris Tweed
An adjustable individually made Self Tie Bow Tie in Pure Linen check
Back view of an individually made Pure Linen Tie, lined with pure silk
An individually made Slim Tie in Pure Linen Plaid
Individually made Tote bag with front pocket. Lined in contrasting Linen/Silk with internal pocket
Individually made Tote Bag with front pocket made in pure Linen. Lining includes inside pocket.
An individually woven Harris Tweed Neck Warmer lined with Cotton Velvet
Individually woven Harris Tweed Neck Warmer lined with Cotton Velvet.
Individually made in a Faux Fur Pelt lined in a cosy fleece inner - close up view.
Individually made Faux Fur Pelt warmer lined in a cosy fleece.
Individually made Faux Fur Pelt hands warmer lined in a cosy fleece with hanging cord
An individually woven Harris Tweed Herringbone Neck Warmer lined in a cosy contrasting Aztec fleece design
Individually woven Harris Tweed Herringbone Neck Warmer lined in a cosy contrasting Aztec design fleece.
Individually made Faux Fur Hands warmer lined with a cosy fleece with hanging cord.
Much of my work has been in natural fabrics....silks, cottons, linens, wools and tweeds which I love; I also enjoy the fall and flexibility of working with man made textures.
A local fashion show offered the opportunity for a model to wear this individually made Ball dress in Silk Dupion
A bespoke dress for a formal black tie event in cotton velvet with raglan sleeves that sharpened an angled neck line.
The detail of a tailored bound button hole offers the opportunity to use a stunning contrast.
The design of the gown was copied from one that belonged to my customer's
friend. We chose the weight of velvet and lining to get the right fall.
One of the outcomes of running a market stall in Streatham, London 2015,was learning that my love of the textures and weights of different fabrics, was affirmed by customers who visited and bought from my accessories stall. They wanted to touch, feel and see the products and fabrics I have used. It's challenging to capture the mix of colours and textures when buying online. If you want to see my wares or express your indiduality through what you wear, give me a call to find out when and where my next market stall will be.
The Individually woven Harris Tweed came from a weaver from the Isle of Lewis. John MacGregor visited my shop in the early 90s with bales of tweed and a multitude of different coloured yarns. He and I would choose the colours and patterns for him to make up a length (always in yards) of tweed that would meet the customers requirements. A one off suit with a one off piece of Harris Tweed.
20 years on, I still have a limited supply of John's Tweed which I am making up in to accessories as well as being commissioned to make them up in to totally individual garments.
An elfin Bridesmaid
dress and jacket that a customer commissioned
by giving me her drawing. She bought the silks of dupion, chiffon and organza to be made up and fitted.
Handbags, Hand Warmers & Neck Warmers
Ties, and self-tie Bow Ties
Glasses Cases and Going out purses
Cutting the pattern
for the dress was
the only way to make
When I'm not making things we can wear to express our individuality, I use other skills to help people to express themselves.......
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