Author Archives: Shona Easton

Definitely Not Just A Pen Case

Another Tuesday Top Tip: Why you need a selection of these pen cases and how to find everything at a glance when you choose a set of assorted colours. If you haven’t got one of these yet, I guarantee you’ll love it and wish you had 3, as soon as you try one out! Get…

Why a Travel Wallet is so Useful

What do you use to keep all your travel documents in when you’re on the move? I’ve used a travel wallet for over 20 years now and here’s why: If you’re thinking this could be a great addition to your travel accessories, for business trips or for your holidays, click here to see the range…

Bags On Tour – Post of the Week

As you know, I love a #BagsOnTour photo and I spotted this one yesterday. Nicky Kriel, one of the speakers at the Social Media Marketing World event this week in San Diego, California, likes her Shona Easton handbags. This year it looks like she’s travelling with her new blue Queen B handbag. It matches your…

Velo Revisited?

Who remembers my collection, from around 2003-2005, called VELO? It was so called because I used bicycle inner tubes as the handles on the smaller bags in the range. I loved it and it was one of my more quirky designs at the time, even though the actual bags were quite a classic shape. Classic…

Hand Making A Credit Card Case

Ever wondered how your credit card case is made? Well it’s an intricate process involving many steps. This video shows one of the steps: Putting the credit card pockets and linings together. As you can see, there is a lot of precise hand work going on and skilled by the eye also. Each piece of…

How to make Harris Tweed part 2

After the yarn has been spun and twisted (see my earlier blog: How to make Harris Tweed part 1) it gets wound onto bobbins which will become the warp (vertical threads) and weft (left to right threads). The Warp threads need to be gathered into a specific colour order because this makes the required pattern…

How to make Harris Tweed part 1

I love using Harris tweed in my designs and a recent visit to the Outer Hebrides cemented my passion for this truly beautiful hand made fabric. The Carloway Mill Annie MacDonald of the Carloway Mill on the Isle of Lewis was kind enough to give me a private tour of the mill, while explaining how…

Tatti Tailoring – for you and your Doggy

It’s been a few months now since the first of the Tatti Tailoring doggy accessories have been in stock and I’m pleased to report that we now have some matching sets for you and your dog! This first matching set is our pink check Harris tweed dog collar, dog lead and dog walkers bag. Everything…

New Designs: Harris Tweed

Our new Harris tweed designs have come in recently, so here’s a quick preview of one of them. The Harris Tweed Handbag Organiser If you use several handbags, changing over from day to day, to match your outfit, then you need a handbag organiser. With all your essentials in one place, it makes it easy…

Fashion Revolution Day 2018

It’s five years today, since the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. And all this week it’s Fashion Revolution Week, when we remember the 1000’s who died and were injured because they worked in an unsafe building. It’s scary how inexpensive garments can be – surely we must all wonder how is that possible?…