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Wednesday 17th April
I have made these bags in new fabric lines for the Makower Fabric Company. These are bag patterns that I have written for Makower and are available as free downloads from their website. The first is a Messenger bag in a fabric range called "A Walk in the Park". The little dogs are so cute:

The second is a shoppers tote in a fabric range called "A Stitch in Time". The vintage inspired sewing notions would look great in any number of projects:

The third bag is an everyday patchwork bag and is also in the "A Walk in the Park" range of fabrics but uses different fabrics to those used in the messenger bag.

And here are all three ready to be posted off to the trade show in Germany:

Saturday 6th April
Here is another super finish but this time from Jill P. Jill attended workshops with me several years ago and has recently finished her quilt. She has made it larger than the original pattern by adding extra stars and extra appliqued flower pots. This then meant that she had to increase the borders. Such a lot of maths and extra work involved. The quilt is finished with some beautiful quilting and isn't it just stunning? Thank you so much for sharing this with us Jill.

Wednesday 3rd April

I was asked to contribute a stitched fabric postcard to an exhibition in Canada. The theme was "Doorways". For those of you who know me you will know that I don't very often work small so this was a challenge. Can you guess where this doorway is? A few years ago I was invited to afternoon tea with the then Prime Minister David Camron in relation to my job at the time. I now know what is behind the door...

The Quilter's Guild is celebrating its 40th Birthday this year. As part of the celebration they are asking members to download a foundation piecing pattern for a small donation to make a hat block. These blocks will be on display at the Festival of Quilts. Here is my hat block on a grey background (I have a grey thing going on at the moment) with muliple pom poms on top!

Sunday 31st March
My students have been sewing up a storm! We have been working on a Sawtooth Star quilt and have made these blocks. For over half the students in this class this was their first ever attempt at patchwork so during the workshop they have learned to cut with a rotary cutter, stitch an accurate 1/4" seam, piece blocks with perfect points and seams, press and all about the construction of a quilt. Haven't they done well?

Wednesday 27th March
Jill has finished her Positively Pinwheels quilt which she started on a workshop with me last year. The quilt contains positive and a negative pinwheel blocks which are alternated across the quilt. I love Jill's choice of fabrics and her staight line quilting. What a great finish! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us Jill.

Sunday 24th March
Yesterday I taught a workshop at Just Between Friends quilt shop in Essex on machine quilting with the walking foot. We worked through a number of techniques and everyone left with a set of samples which they can use for reference when quilting their quilts. Everyone worked "their socks off" as it was a pretty full on day!

Wednesday 20th March
I have a pattern in this month's Quilt Now magazine. It is a modern take on the traditional block - card trick. The whole quilt is made from scraps of fabric so is a great stash busting project. I think that I used 80 different pieces of scrap fabric with the white background. The magazine is packed full of nice bright projects this month.

Sunday 17th March
Here is Margaret's quilt. She started this with me during a workshop at Just Between Friends Quilt shop in Essex last year. She has used a variety of Kaffe Fassett floral prints with a grey linen effect background fabric. The quilt has been machine pieced and quilted. Isn't it fabulous?

Thanks for sharing this with us Margaret.

Wednesday 13th March
This lovely bundle of fabrics arrived today. They are called Matchmade by Art Gallery Fabrics. They are such a delicious rainbow of colour. I am so looking forward to stitching up a project or two with these.

Sunday 10th March
My latest book launched this week "Weekend Makes - Patchwork". It contains 25 projects including bags, pouches, quilts, tabeware and much more. Each project varies in the time required to make with some projects taking an hour to those that will take half a day or the whole weekend.

Each project comes with step by step photos and has been photographed beautifully by Jesse Wild. Here are a couple of pages for a quick preview:

The book is available to order from Amazon or from GMC Publications.

Wednesday 6th March
Here is a lovely quilt made by Bibi on one of my workshops. The quilt is called Positively Pinwheels and uses positive and negative pinwheel blocks. Bibi has used a gorgeous range of fabrics which work so well together so this quilt is a real beauty.

Sunday 3rd March
The Knitting and Stitching Show was held at Olympia in London this weekend and I taught classes there on Friday and Saturday. Both days were really busy with many visitors, lots to see and a huge number of goods to buy from all sorts of craft sellers. I enjoyed the small Zandra Rhodes exhibition which showcased some of her garments. I especially liked thse two:


My favourite exhibition was from the Year 13 textile students who had to design and make a garment using recycled items. These three were my favourites. Who could have imagined that a map could look this good?

Thursday 28th February
Gosh I can't believe that February has just disappeared and that it is March tomorrow. I have two projects in the magazine "Be Creative with Workbox" this month. The first is a Cathedral Window pin cushion project and the second is a quilt called Squares in the Corner. Both have the patterns for making the projects. The magazine is full of lots of embroidery and stitching related projects and beautifully photographed so do take a look. www.creativewithworkbox.com

Sunday 24th February
I have been lucky enough to go to Quilt Con this year which is an annual juried Quilt Show organised by the US Modern Quilt Guild. The show was held in Nashville and lasted for 4 days. There is the modern quilt competition and display, a curated exhibition, a programme of lectures and workshops and traders selling fabrics and quilt related products.
The display of quilts was amazing with quilts being entered into various categories. I have just chosen some of my favourite quilts to show you. Some won awards while others I simply loved. They really are a feast for the eyes. This quilt is called Big Island Sunset and was made by Sheri Cifaldi Morrill:

This one is called Quarter Step and has been made by Betsy Vinegrad:

This next quilt won second prize in the use of negative space category and has been made by Rebecca Bell:

Sophie Zaugg made this quilt which won second place in the small quilt category:

There is an award each year for the best in show and it was won by Leanne Chahley with this quilt:

I just love this quilt which is called Line after Line and was made by Michelle Settle:

Nashville is a pretty full on place and I had a little bit of time for exploring downtown and also a visit to the Grand Ole Opry for a concert:

Of course I had to do a little quilt related shopping and just had to buy this very posh water bottle with the stitchy words on the side!!!

Saturday 16th February
Back to Just Between Friends quilt shop to teach my Hearts and Stars in the Garden quilt. These photos show the students' work in progress. After these centre panels comes another applique border and then a pieced border. These quilts are looking really good! It was a very very busy day:

Friday 15th February
Thank you to everyone who entered the draw for the tickets to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia. The winner is Heather H. Many congratulations Heather; the tickets are on the way to you. If you are going to the show and haven't purchased a ticket you can use this code SWT23 for a reduction to the entry price from £14 to £12 when booking.

Wednesday 13th February
Don't forget that the draw for the tickets for The Knitting and Stitching show closes Friday at 9am. Please see my earlier post for details.

Sunday 10th February
I spent a very enjoyable day yesterday teaching a workshop to Dunstable Quilters. We were working on my Summertime Bucket Bag. This is a very roomy bag which is great for carrying around a mountain of stuff, has some patchwork flying geese on the front and is finished with leather handles. The pattern is from my book "Simply Modern Patchwork Bags". I have made the bag in several variations. Here are a couple:

Everyone worked with different fabric combinations and worked so hard during the day. Here is a snapshot of some work in progress and also finished bags with and without the handles. I haven't managed to photograph everyones bag so apologies if your work is not featured here. Thank you Dunstable Quilters for a great day.

Thursday 8th February
I have been working on my machine quilting techniques using the walking walk. Most of my quilts these days are quilted using the walking foot and a variation of straight line or wavy quilting. I have been exploring some further options using this technique. Here are the samples so far:

Sunday 3rd February
The Knitting and Stitching Show is coming around quickly and is to held at Olympia Thursday February 28th to Sunday 3rd March. There is always plenty to see and buy at this show and lots of workshops covering a range of stitching, knitting and craft techniques. I will there on Friday and Saturday teaching workshops so please come and say hello or come on a workshop. On Friday I am teaching sewing a Sock Kitty and also Foundation Piecing and on Saturday Inchie Mosaics and Italian Corded Quilting.
I have two tickets to give away to the show. They can be used on Thursday, Friday or Sunday (but not Saturday). If you would like to be in with a chance to win the tickets please email your name to info@patchworkpatterns.co.uk by Friday 15th February 9am and a winner will be chosen at random.

Wednesday 30th January
Gosh isn't it cold? Such a good time of year to be quilting and keeping toasty. I am currently working with these fabrics from Edyta Sitar. They are from a range called Bed of Roses and are a floral collection. Probably a little different to the fabrics that as I usually choose to use as there is a lot of pink but nice for a change. I am piecing the patchwork top. Just love a bit of speedy chain piecing! Now for another cup of tea....

Sunday 27th January
I taught my first patchwork class for the year yesterday and it was good to get started again. We were working on a quilt called "Hearts and Stars in the Garden". This was day one and we were working on some appliqued blocks and also some pieced star blocks. The flowers on these blocks had spiky petals so not the easiest to applique but everyone did really well. There are two of these blocks and then ten little appliqued heart blocks need for the quilt centre. Quite a lot of homework to do....

Wednesday 23rd January
The final bag! This one has been made in a fabric range called Sea Breeze from Makower and this is a tote bag pattern that I have written for them. This would make a great beach or picnic bag for the summer or simply a very useful shopping bag

All three bags are now in the post and off to a trade show. It has been great to make some bags for a change.

I am now off to start making a quilt......

Saturday 19th January
This is the second bag that I have made for the fabric company Makower in the past week. I am really having a bag making frenzy at the moment which is nice for a change. The pattern is one that I have written for them and is called an Everyday Patchwork Bag. The pattern can be downloaded from the Makower website. I have made the bag in fabrics from a range called Monsoon. I so love the teal fabric and have just a few scraps left over from the bag so I will definitely be making something small from the left overs!

Wednesday 16th January
I have a project in this month's "Quilt Now" magazine. (Issue 58) It is for a set of three pouches featuring some heart applique. There is a large pouch plus two smaller pouches. I have used fabrics from Mister Domestic called Loved to Pieces. It really is a lovely range of fabrics and I have used them also in a couple of projects in my next book. I only have tiny scraps left now! There is an article on Matthew Boudreaux (Mister Domestic) in the magazine about his quilt making and fabric designing. Take a look...

Saturday 12th January
Alison bought one of my "Simply Modern Patchwork Quilts" books last year and has made the Floating Triangles quilt from it. She has made the quilt as a memory quilt for her mum. Her dad passed away in 2017 so she has used fabrics from his shirts and PJs for the triangles. She gave the quilt to her mum for Christmas and says that they have both loved talking about memories associated with the fabrics used in the quilt. What a wonderful use of fabrics and how comforting that must be for her mum. Thank you so much Alison for sharing pictures of the quilt with us and also the story. We really appreciate it.

Wednesday 9th January
Happy New Year everyone. I know it's now January 9th and I am a bit late but have had a couple of weeks away from the blog. However, back and ready for lots of stitching and creativity.
I have started the year working on some projects for Makower fabric company. I have written a number of bag patterns for them over the past couple of years and am currently making up some of the bags for them in their new fabric lines. I have started with these fabrics - Fern Garden. A lovely range of Spring and botanical inspired fabrics.

These have been made into a messenger bag. The pattern for the bag is on the Makower website, is a free download and the fabrics wili be out to shops shortly.

Friday 28th December
So lovely to receive my catalogue from the Sawdust Hearts project. This took place throughout 2018 where 1,568 hearts were made to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day while recognising the importance of occupational therapy and raising funds for combat stress. The hearts have been exhibited in Scarborough and documented in a catalogue. Really good to play a small part in the process by making a heart.

Saturday 22nd December

I hope that if you have attended one of my workshops during the year that you have enjoyed learning a new technique, developing a skill and making the project. To those of you who have bought one of my books - thank you. I hope that you have a restful Christmas break, perhaps enjoy some stitching and spending time with family and friends.

Sunday 16th December
Oh my goodness where are the days going? I can't believe that it is the 16th already. I couldn't help but share this with you - the postboxes in the town have all been yarn bombed by the Secret Society of Crafters. They were also responsible for the amazing display of poppies at the castle which I blogged about in November. There are 27 postboxes and all have something knitted on top of them. They really do make people smile and in return they ask for donations to the Isabel Hospice. This is the local hospice who do such great work in Hertfordshire.

Friday 14th December
I am having a bit of a Cathedral Window frenzy at the moment. Not only have I been teaching the technique but I have also had a project featured in Quilt Now magazine. It is in Issue 57 and is a cushion made in fabrics from the Sunprint range by Alison Glass for Makower. I have used a soft grey for the background and also back of the cushion and every window showcases a different fabric. Guaranteed to brighten up a dull day!

Sunday 9th December
Karin attended one of my residential weekends for Anglia Leisure and worked on this quilt over the weekend. She used recycled shirts and has made the quilt for her daughter. I think that it is going to be a Christmas present. Isn't it lovely in the soft colours? Thanks for sending over the photo Karin and well done for finishing.

Wednesday 5th December
Another great finish. This is Maureen's Positive and Negative Pinwheels quilt, started in a class in August. Lots of positive and negative pinwheels stitched in bright jewel colours with a grey contrast. Great quilt Maureen; hope that you enjoy using it!

Sunday 2nd December
Here is Julie's lovely quilt from my Bumpy Circles workshop. Julie has used a Christmassy jelly roll and some very effective big stitch hand quilting with white thread. A great finish just in time for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this with us Julie.

Wednesday 28th November
I have been beavering away at my curved seams. I have always avoided them but decided that I needed to get over this and have a go. I have started with this orange peel block and after a bit of trial and error have slowly got better and managed to make this small quilt. Just quilting a curved pattern on it. Am going to try another design now....

Sunday 25th November
Had a busy day yesterday at Just Between Friends in Essex teaching Cathedral Window. I love this technique as it looks like an intricate puzzle but is actually fairly straight forward to stitch. The technique is completed partly on the machine and then finished by hand. We were working on a cushion. This is my cushion top where I have used a cream/beige background fabric and then fabrics from "Little Sweethearts" by Edyta Sitar for the windows:



The students used a range of fabrics and I am looking forward to seeing the finished cushions. Here is some work in progress:

Wednesday 21st November
Jan started this quilt in one of my workshops in September. It is made using the stitch and flip method of construction. The quilt is soon to go to Australia so it has been lovely to see it before it disappears downunder. I love the use of all the green fabrics and that lime green really makes the quilt pop with colour. Thanks Jan - they are going to love this in Aussie!

Sunday 18th November
Yesterday I taught a workshop for Amwell Quilters. We were working on my Flower Market quilt. This quilt has nine large flowers which are constructed by machine piecing. There is a lot of negative space in the background between the flowers and I have finished my quilt with some straight line quilting. Here is some work in progress - we have our own flower garden:

Friday 16th November
This is such a blast from the past. I was given this Good Housekeeping needlecraft book which was published in 1971.

There is a pattern for a patchwork quilt in the book but what I love is the way that it has been photographed out on a bed in the woods. Can you imagine getting everything out there for a photo shoot? I wonder who fancies a little sleep in the woods?

Look at the patterns and full on colour overload in this with the carpet and the wallpaper:

Tuesday 13th November
My Hugs and Kisses Quilt and pattern is featured in "Be Creative with Workbox" magazine this month. It has made the cover! The magazine contains lots of stitching inspiration, projects and articles.

Thursday 8th November
Alison has sent me a photo of her triangle quilt which she has made from one of the patterns in my book "Simply Modern Patchwork Quilts". I made my original quilt in a yellow/white colour way. Alison has used lots of grey, white and black in her quilt and finished it with hand quilting. Isn't it simply stunning? Many thanks for sharing it with us Alison.

Monday 5th November
Spent the weekend teaching a residential workshop for Anglia Leisure in a hotel in Kent. We started on Friday night and worked through to Sunday afternoon. The students chose to work on either one of these two quilts:

The hotel was lovely with a nice big room to work in, endless cups of tea, coffee and cake and some very nice meals. Here is a selection of work in progress by the students:

Lots of good conversation, sorting out the world's problems accompanied with lots of stitching. Well done ladies - I hope that you get your quilts finished.

Friday 2nd November
Last night I taught a mini workshop for Marsh Quilters in London. As Christmas is approaching we were working on felt and fabric gift bags. These are a quick and easy make but great for personalising a gift. Everyone was very industrious with lots of bags completed by the end of the evening.

Thursday 1st November
Yesterday I went and had a look at the poppy display at Hertford Castle. There is a cascade of knitted poppies from the turret of the castle to the ground. There must be thousands of poppies all knitted by a secret society of crafters. The poppies looked like they were attached to a net which I guess would help to weather proof them. Visually stunning and so thought provoking at this time of remembrance.

Sunday 28th October
I have just come back from a few days in the New Forest. I was lucky enough to visit a really lovely patchwork shop in Lymington called Nicola's Fabrics. The shop has only been in operation for two months and is packed with fabrics, thread, bag making supplies and haberdashery. The range of fabrics is superb and the service excellent. Nicola is super friendly. I managed to come away with some Lewis and Irene fabrics which I am going to use in a scrap quilt, however I could have bought a lot more!

The shop has three rooms and is organised into fabric collections. If you are visiting Lymington it really is worth a visit. www.nicolasfabrics.co.uk

Wednesday 24th October
When I was teaching the workshop last week at Connecting Threads Jo brought along her lovely journal cover to show me. She had made the textured flowers in a workshop that I had taught there some time ago. Jo's journal cover is beautiful with all the additional embellishments and tiny bees. Thanks so much Jo for sharing it with us.

Sunday 21st October
Yesterday I taught a workshop for Connecting Threads quilt group. We were working on Christmas wreaths. These are constructed by stitching lots of little fabric pillows and then stuffing them and attaching them to wire frames. Here are some photos of work in progress with some wreaths almost finished:

Thursday 18th October
Issue 55 of Quilt Now magazine is out today and I have a Christmas project featured in it. The project is a Scandi table runner in red and grey which can be made either as a table runner or a bed topper. The fabrics used are from the Scandi range from Makower. It is one of those projects that wouldn't take too long to make and could be finished well in time for Christmas.

Sunday 14th October
I have just spent the last two days teaching at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London. It was super busy for both days that I was there, but there was so much to see and so many different traders. Alexander Palace is such a spectacular venue. This is a view of the organ from the main hall with the theatre in the fore ground.

One of the exhibitions that I was really moved by was from Jenny Dolan. She had created these pieces to record her mother's life and her demise from dementia. The works had been created with stitch and were absolutely stunning:

The Embroiderer's Guild had created an exhibition of One Hundred Hearts to tell the stories of those who had fought in the First World War:

I taught five classes over the two days and met lots of very inspiring and talented students. The workshop space was in a separate annex and here is my Owl Baby Pin cushion workshop prepped and waiting for the students. It was really good to have the daylight lamps.

We made fabulous fabric brooches in one workshop and here are a couple of finished brooches. Thank you to the lovely lady who agreed to be photographed wearing her brooch. (I am sorry that I forgot to ask your name).

My Inchie Mosaic class had a lot of students in the class who were studying textiles at GCSE level and were so enthusiastic about what they were learning. Here is some work in progress:

I hope that you have enjoyed a little snapshot of the Show. I am off to rest my weary legs!

Wednesday 11th October
Last month I taught a workshop for Amwell Quilters. We were working on Strips that Sizzle which is a great flip and stitch technique. Some of the ladies have finished their quilts already and they are looking really good. We have an Autumn themed quilt, one stitched with a variety of green fabrics and a scrappy quilt. Thank you ladies for sharing these with us.

Saturday 6th October
I have just finished making a cot quilt for a friend who is expecting a baby. The only brief was that it had to have some grey in it. Here is is - I used four fabrics grey, white and two yellow fabrics, lots of half square triangles and finished it with some quilting on the diagonal. I also then made a matching zippy pouch and popped a few baby goodies inside. For once I am ahead of the game!


Friday 5th October
Congratulations to Jill D who was randomly drawn to be the winner of the tickets to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace. Thank you to everyone who entered the draw. However, if you are purchasing tickets in advance and use this code: tutor26 you will be able to purchase tickets for £13 instead of £15.50.

Wednesday 3rd October
Don't forget to enter the giveaway for tickets to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace. Here is a little reminder:

I have two entry tickets to give away to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace in London. The tickets can be used on Thursday 11th October or Friday 12th October or Sunday 14th October and are valued at £15.50 each. If you would like to be in with a chance to win the tickets please email your name to info@patchworkpatterns.co.uk by Friday 5th October 9am and a winner will be chosen at random.
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Sunday 30th September
Yesterday I taught a class at Just Between Friends Quilt shop in Essex. We were working on quilts using the snowball block. It is a nice block that is simple to construct; which when put together makes a quilt that grows quickly over the day. Varied fabric choices were made from Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett, batiks, novelty, totally scrappy and lots in between! Here is some work in progress:

We had a very prolific day so I hope that everyone goes on to finish their quilts as they are going to be stunning.

Thursday 27th September
I purchased this book at the Festival of Quilts and have been so busy that I have only now had the time to start dipping into it:

For those of you who know me well I am so not an improvisational quilter. I love a structure and repetition but sometimes you just have to push yourself out of your comfort zone and that is what I hope to do with this book. I love the definition that Alexandra Ledgerwood has used in her book; "An imporovised quilt has a pleasing randomness, something unexpected within an overall design." The book is divided into three sections; creating with strips, creating with strata and creating with slice-and-insert. Each section begins with a techniques section and then has patternns for six projects. In total there are patterns for 18 projects. The instructions are written very clearly, there are good drawings to follow and some lovely photography. I am off to start with strips....

Sunday 23rd September
I have two entry tickets to give away to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace in London. The tickets can be used on Thursday 11th October or Friday 12th October or Sunday 14th October and are valued at £15.50 each. If you would like to be in with a chance to win the tickets please email your name to info@patchworkpatterns.co.uk by Friday 5th October 9am and a winner will be chosen at random.

Judy has sent me a photo of her finished table runner. These are blocks from the class that I taught at Just Between Friends Quilt shop back in June. She has chosen some really pretty pink fabrics and here is the finished quilt. Thanks for sharing your work with us Judy.

Thursday 20th September
The Knitting and Stitching Show is being held at Alexander Palace in London from October 11th to 14th. I am teaching there on the Friday and the Saturday. My Friday classes are sold out but there are still some places left on my Saturday workshops:
The first one is at 9am and is a breakfast workshop which includes coffee and a breakfast muffin - "Fabulous Flower Brooches" where we stitch a 3D flower brooch.

The second class on Saturday is at 10.30am and involves stitching "Owl Baby Pincushions". These are very cute little pincushions which make really lovely gifts.

The last is at 1pm - "Italian Corded Quilting". We put a modern twist on a traditional technique.

All classes are an hour long. If you are purchasing entry tickets in advance and use the code tutor26 the tickets cost £13 (a saving of £2.50).

Thursday 13th September
I have just finished a huge project. I have been working away on another book and the projects all went off for their photoshoot last week and I have delivered the final text so.... a big clean up in the studio and onto something else! I have just cut these for my next project. I love these fabrics and have already used some of them in other projects but here they are cut and ready to go. Sunprints by Alison Glass.

Saturday 8th September
Today I have been teaching a workshop for Amwell Quilters. We have been working on Strips that Sizzle. These blocks use the stitch and flip method of construction and when put together create a secondary star pattern. There have been so many different fabric choices used today and each and everyone looks fabulous. I hope that you have enjoyed your day ladies and go on to finish your quilts.

Thursday 6th September
I have recently purchased some new patchwork and quilting books and thought that over the next couple of weeks that I would do some quick book reviews. This is the first - Scandanavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman.

A really delightful book featuring 21 appliqued projects. The designs work through the seasons and feature whimsical and simplistic projects. The Scandanavian influence shines through in each project and the fabric choices are so lovely. Projects include quilts, cushions, baskets, coasters, pouches, ornaments etc. I am enjoying deliberating what to make first but I think that it is going to be the Christmas angels. I might even get them finished in time for Christmas!

Saturday 1st September
Today I have been to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London to see the Orla Kiely A Life in Pattern Exhibition. The museum is in Bermondsey in London and a short walk from London Bridge station.

The exhibition is on until September 23rd and is a visual feast of pattern. It is not a huge exhibition but I think well worth a visit. It features over 150 patterns and products showcasing her iconic designs.

I just love the repeated nature of her designs and the stylized graphic patterns. One of the exhibition spaces is given over to clothing and the garments have been made up in giant sizes suspended from the ceiling.

There is also a section given over to bags designed through the years. They were amazing and after loads of bag envy I really had to go.

Of course I had to stop at the shop on the way out and purchase a lovely book! If you can get to London it is well worth a visit.

 

 

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