My Coterie Leather Bag

My Coterie Leather Bag

Having first met Tracy last year at The Welsh Collection fashion show in Narberth, I have quietly longed to have one of her bags. A Coterie Leather Bag feels soft, tactile and is amazingly light on the shoulder. Mine is small against my hip but is surprisingly spacious. The antique key nestled in the...

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Sian O’Doherty

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Sian O’Doherty

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show on Saturday 30 March celebrates Sian O’Doherty, award winning textile artist and designer. Sian designs and makes woven and knitted fabrics from her own alpaca fleece and lambswool.  She also runs knitting machine workshops.   Also on my Blog, meet the other designers from the fashion show: Clare Johns...

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Coterie Leather Bags

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Coterie Leather Bags

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show on Saturday 30 March 2019 celebrates Tracy Watkins of Coterie Leather Bags, West Wales. Tracy designs and makes beautiful bags using  leather offcuts from the furniture industry.  In her ‘Welsh Collection’ she uses woven ‘scraps’ from local wooden mill, Melyn Tregwynt, Pembrokeshire. To see a photo diary of Tracy...

The Welsh Collection Fashion show – Clare Johns Label

The Welsh Collection Fashion show – Clare Johns Label

I loved shooting The Welsh Collection Fashion Show on Saturday 30 March.  There were a selection of very talented makers: Clare Johns Label, Twisted Thimble Couture, Coterie Leather Bags & Sian O’Doherty .  They were showing beautiful locally sourced and/or made products from Pembrokeshire. Clare Johns Label create “style from farm to hanger – ethically...