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Handmade Recycled Hot Air Balloon Bag

Handmade Recycled Hot Air Balloon Bag
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This bag is made out of a very charming heavy Irish linen placemat I found in a charity shop in Ross on Wye. It features a variety of hot air balloons set in a coloured border. I've double-stitched it on to a recycled Ikea cotton curtain and trimmed the inside top section with coloured Petersham ribbon. There is a pocket inside and the handles are double stitched for strength and are long enough to wear over the shoulder.

There are two versions of this bag - one with a sage green border, and one with a yellow border; please state which one you'd like.

It would be perfect to take to the beach, for a picnic, or shopping trips. Because each of my bags started as something else (a wool kilt, a tweed jacket, a cotton shirt) they come with a unique numbered card that shows what they used to be, and where they came from – a sort of bag birth certificate.

All fabrics are pre-washed in the machine, and you can put this on a gentle wash if needed.

Bag no. 220 - the YELLOW one - approx. 41cm high by 50cm wide
Bag no. 221 - the GREEN one - approx. 39cm high by 49cm wide
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Handmade in Hammersmith Bag nos. 220 / 221


Tucked away in the back of Ross on Wye, on an industrial estate, is the most magnificent charity shop in the world. We only found it because friends we were staying with gave us a detailed map ... it's near Merrivale Lane, that's all I can recall. A huge warehouse stuffed to the rafters with clothing, homeware, textiles, pretty much everything you could ever want in your life.

This is where these gorgeous Irish linen placemats came from. I was rather tempted to just frame them as pictures but we are slightly over-crowded in the 'let's frame it and put it on the wall' department right now, so beach bags it was.

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