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Mad for Plaid and Tweed

Beautiful plaid wool via The Plaid Wool Company

I've had plaid and tweed on my mind for the past few weeks and can't wait to get my hands on some very soon. Last year I made a few purses using a gorgeous Harris Tweed wool, see photo below, that I purchased at my local fabric shop in the East Village. I have some ideas for purse designs that I plan to create in the next week or so using plaid wool and tweed. I am also thinking of a plaid wool and corduroy combination. I'll be posting a sneak preview soon. Stay tuned!

Comments

Anya said…
I could need a plaid right now
HEHE
Its cold here ;)
Very nice design and great colors !
Loddelina said…
This is a gorgeous tweed bag! I can't wait to see how the plaid ones turn out...
Oh my goodness, I'll be in trouble if you come out with any new messengers in those fabrics. I can hardly resist the new red corduroy bag you just put up. It's beautiful!
HareAndDrum said…
I love the tweed bag! Such a nice chunky pattern of the fabric, and the delicate blue branch. Awesome!
Sandrine said…
That is gorgeous, I can feel the cooler weather ;)
Mitsy / ArtMind said…
Fantastic idea to make plaid bags! They will look mighty cute & stylish!
How fabulous! Can't wait to see what you whip up with the plaid and tweed!
StaroftheEast said…
Plaid and tweed are timeless and always gorgeous :)
IKABAGS said…
Lovely , beautiful and hot design from your heart !

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