Category Archives: Fabrics & Leathers

Shona’s Goodbye To 2020

Well what a year 2020 has been. Not the best for any of us, I expect. But if you’re anything like me, you try to forget the bad bits and just remember the good bits. Here are a few of them. January Planning ahead for a sustainable year in terms of packaging (we moved to…

100 Gift Ideas for Under £35: Part 4

15 more gift ideas from our list of 100 – all with FREE UK delivery. Today’s post features design number 31 to 45. If you missed designs 1-10, click here, for 11-20, click here and for 21-30 click here. ******* Design #31 Black ikat weave handbag organiser. Perfect for keeping all your valuables in one place…

Fair Trade Fortnight 2020

It’s Fair Trade Fortnight so we’re celebrating all the talented ladies (and a few men) at our ethical and fair trade workshop in rural India. This is a short video showing the different stages of production that goes into making Shona Easton leather & tweed designs. From the precision hand cutting process to careful assembly…

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…

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…

International Women’s Day 2018

Today, on International Women’s Day, I’m posting 24 photos of International Women with my designs. Scroll down to see the first 12 here or if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll be seeing all 24 today – one per hour, every hour of the day. If you don’t do Twitter don’t worry, I’ll post the…

Donna Updated

The Donna collection of purses in Donegal tweeds has been updated this season. They now come with a RFID signal blocking card holder (that’s for your contactless payment cards, to prevent them being scanned through your purse) and a clip on/clip off mini coin purse. The fabulous Donegal tweed is hand woven in the far…

British Wool Week 2016

This week (10-16) October is Wool Week in the UK. It’s a time to celebrate the wonderful wool we make in the British Isles, so here are some of my woolly photos from 2016. Harris Tweed If you want a super #EthicalFashion handbag, my Harris Tweed collection combines authentic hand-woven Scottish tweed from the crofts…