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Tweed and waxed cotton project bags, pouches & notion holders - made in the UK
These bags, pouches and holders were designed to be original and practical. They use a flash of Scottish Tweed as an accent and the rest of the material is waxed cotton. This means that you can take your project bag almost anywhere, pop it on the ground and craft away.
The waxed cotton protects whatever you are carrying, so it really doesn't matter if you place your bag on the floor of the tube, on the grass during a picnic or anywhere else that you wouldn’t normally want to place your project bag.
The bags were made in Shropshire, England by Olivia for Grace by Olivia.
The bags have a boxed bottom so that they will sit up properly and act as a bucket bag when filled.
The pouches are wide enough to fit 15cm double pointed needles and crochet hooks, alongside all the other notions you need to carry with you. They have an envelope top so everything remains inside when you close the poppers.
The notion holders have multiple pockets to fit hooks, interchangeable needles, scissors etc.
Closures - popperss rather than zips so that you can close the bag up and have four separate outlets for different coloured yarns - very handy for colourwork! The poppers also mean that you can turn the top of the bag over to make it even sturdier when in use. This allows the bag to act almost like a transportable yarn bowl.
The notion holder also has press stud closures, as do the pouches.
Tweed - The tweed used on most of these bags is from Harris and was handpicked by me when I was on the islands (Harris Tweed can officially be made on Harris and Lewis). I also choose every combination of tweed and cotton too and love creating some striking colour partnerships. I also use tweed from Elliot's shed in Langholm, Scotland.
A couple of the current options are in vintage Harris tweed.. These will never be seen again - unfortunately.
Waxed cotton - It's exactly as it sounds - cotton that has been waxed. This means that it will develop with age, and gain lines and creases etc. as leather does. This is normal and part of the intrinsic beauty of waxed cotton. Some of the cotton I am using already have the 'lived in' and others are yet to develop their patina. This differs from colour to colour, so check the photos.
If you are concerned about the wax affecting your yarn, this isn't something I have had an issue with, but you could simply pop your project and yarn into a resealable plastic bag first.
Inside the bag - The inside is also waxed cotton which helps to make these very sturdy bags. There are two pockets.
Suitable for which projects - I would say that the bag can easily accommodate two skeins of yarn and your project.
Pouch - 12cm high, 17.5cm wide
Bag - 22.5cm high, 24.5cm wide and a boxed bottom of 17cm x 8cm.
Notion holder - closed 22cm x 14.5cm and open with tweed flap down is 40cm x 22.5cm.
All sizes are approximations and may vary slightly.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
The Harris Tweed is woven on the Isle of Harris in Scotland ( PoM rated). The other tweed is woven in Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway, by Elliot's Shed. The cotton is grown in Pakistan/India ( PoM rated) and waxed in the UK ( PoM rated). I pass the materials onto Olivia who sews them up in Shropshire, England.
Postage and Packaging
You can read all about P&P here.
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. If I can post an item to your at a better rate when I send it off, you get a partial credit - I think that's the fairest way for both parties to pay the right amount in P&P costs. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with potentially inflated prices on the items that they are buying.