Saturday, July 21, 2012

Corduroy Fall/Winter 2012 Collection


Corduroy color selections for the Fall/Winter 2012 collection have just been ordered. Interior fabric choices will include florals, stripes or cream cotton drill. Starting from top left: khaki, slate blue, stripe interior, red, tangerine, chocolate brown, olive green, charcoal gray and a floral interior.

All of these colors should be in stock at the studio starting August. I can only invest in limited amounts of each color at one time but will be re-ordering as needed. Please keep in mind that when I re-order fabric it can take 1 to 2 weeks to arrive, so if there is a purse in the shop that you like and want right away you might want to snatch it up.

If you are interested in a custom order just contact me via the Pesky Cat Designs shop. These purses can be created with or without an applique. I also have a selection of appliques you can choose from that include horses, birds, seahorses and more. Corduroy colors in stock at the moment are olive green, chocolate brown and khaki.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Studio News


Pictured above is the Jewel Cut Bag now available in the shop.  It's a larger bag with plenty of room for your daily essentials and more. I plan to introduce a few more larger sized bags to the shop very soon. 


 This morning I shipped a batch of recent orders. 



Over the past few days I've been busy working on several custom orders. 



A couple weeks ago I introduced a batch of Harris Tweed Foldover Clutches to the shop. I'm really loving this design in the wool. The clutch pictured above just sold and reminded me that it's time to place an order for more tweed for upcoming fall and winter bags. 



 I have a wonderful selection of Harris Tweed samples to peruse. Shipping from Scotland can take several weeks so I need to place an order soon. Harris Tweed is quite costly and so is the shipping so I can only invest in a modest quantity. Orders are placed once a year. Very often I will only have enough of one weave to create 2 to 3 bags. So if you like one grab it while you can!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ikat


Ikat, pronounced 'ee-kaht', is a word of Indonesian origin which refers to fabric that is patterned by binding the warp threads to resist dye before the fabric is hand-woven on the loom. The resulting motif has a "blurred" appearance that comes from the slight bleeding of the dyes into the resist areas. 


The ikat design is created by tying areas of the threads into bundles with wax, grasses or even plastic to prevent penetration of the dye in those areas. The weaver has to figure out where on the loose threads the dye should penetrate in order to create the desired pattern when it is woven. 


Ikat is one of the oldest forms of textile design and is a universal weaving style common to many world cultures.


At the moment I have clutches and purses available in the shop made from ikat that was  hand-woven in India. 

Come peruse them all at the Pesky Cat Designs shop.