Friday, December 12, 2008

Icelandic Pony on Scottish Wool

One of the joys of tearing up wool jackets if the familiarity I am gaining with certain manufacturers. One favorite is "Rough Rider" with a logo of a bucking bronc on the jacket's label. Another favorite, of which I have had the good fortune of finding often is The Harris Tweed company, a wool manufacturer which is found in several different designers jackets... all with a Harris Tweed label which states that the garment is of 100% Scottish Wool, Dyed Spun, Handwoven and finished in the outer hebrides of Scotland. How wonderful is that?
Well I love attaching this label to my havdmade bags and recently had a customer from the UK buy 2 of these bags and asked for another.... with an Icelandic pony.... the kind of horse you find in Scotland. You see she loved finding these Harris Tweed Bags, because her father used to work for this company!
I am very hard on myself with "special orders" so it took way too long, but here it is in all its finished glory!


Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

It's fantastic!! As always. I think it's so cool that you use the labels. I'll have to pay more attention to the ones I cut out.

Brian Western said...

Beauty! I own an old Harris Tweed suit that I used to wear in high school--I've been out of step fer a long time, eh?

PineBlossoms said...

Hey Brian!
You had better keep track of that suit! If I were to come across that treasure, you would never recognize it again. :)