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Harris Tweed in Production

Harris Tweed Samples in the Studio

As we all know, the top designers already have their fall collections created, photographed and on the runway. So I'm a little behind. I just started work on my upcoming Harris Tweed Fall Collection this past week. I did make my selections, order fabric and receive my tweed from Scotland a while back. I went for two themes, water and earth.  It was so difficult choosing. I wish I could afford to order every color/pattern available. Or at least have a shop nearby so I could purchase whatever inspires me at any given moment.

It's hard to think of wool with temperatures in the 90's here. Even a dip in the pool is not that refreshing right now since the water is luke warm from the sun beating on it all day. But if I want to have a nice selection of bags in the shop by September, work must begin now. So for the next month you will be able to find me in my air-conditioned studio with piles of gorgeous tweed being transformed into handbags.

Summer bags will also be created in small batches. And as always, custom orders are welcome!

Comments

Yael said…
WOW Elisa, all those fabrics with these marvelous colors and textures! They surely make work melting into pleasure! Enjoy! :-)
Esme said…
These fabrics are amazing-what beautiful colors.
Sandrine said…
Yes must be hard to visualize being cold and wanting some woolies while it is hot outside! I love the colors they are gorgeous...My preference goes to the pile on the left :)Looking forward to see what you pic Elisa! xx
ArtMind said…
Oh wow, the colors are amazing! What a happy post! Good luck in designing your new collection! :)
Thanks for all your comments everyone! I'm always super excited when working with my tweed. :)
Goodness, what gorgeous fabrics you've chosen. Can't wait to see what you make of it.
Annuk said…
Wow all these colors look so promising! I'm sure you're going to create wonderful bags with these beautiful fabrics!
Happy creating, Elisa! :)
Kristin said…
WOW. SO many gorgeous colors! You won a giveaway over at our blog btw! : )

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