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    Our new bags

    This summer we've been really busy in the studio developing fabulous bags for our autumn and winter collection. Thanks to our new sewing machine (affectionately known as the "psycho machine"), we've been able to incorporate leather into the designs, with leather handles, bases and internal and external detailing throughout the new range. We've also reintroduced embroidery to our bags, by popular demand. Among the motifs you'll find some old favourites, like our St Ives lifebuoy - and some new favourites, like the Happy Hipster and Unicorn! But first we had to assemble our tools, get to grips with the new machine, and decide what shapes and sizes the bags would be... We had quite a lot of fun experimenting and road testing the different ideas along the way! Set up and initial prototypes Bag making tools Bag making tools on the tableSewing machine The "psycho" machineNew threads New colourful threadsBag test pieces Test piecesMaking from above Bag factoryLittle bag prototype Little bag prototypebag development experiments More experiments with bag shapesSketchbook Tote sketches Tote bag initial sketchesOil cloth tote first road test Oilcloth Tote prototype - first road test to the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey TraceyOilcloth tote bags Oilcloth tote bags: Best in Show, Darling Dachshund, Oyster CatcherOilcloth tote - Best in Show Best in Show Oilcloth ToteSt Ives tote in production St Ives tote in productionSt Ives tote in production St Ives tote in productionSt Ives Sketchbook Tote St Ives Sketchbook ToteUnicorn Sketchbook Tote Unicorn Sketchbook ToteVintage Bike Sketchbook Tote Vintage Bike Sketchbook Tote[Clutch bag sketches Clutch bag initial sketchesGrey goose embroidery on the machine Grey goose embroidery on the machineSketchbook Clutch bags Sketchbook Clutch bags. The bags are available to buy now from our St Ives shop and will be available online in the very near future.