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About Irene Campsill Designs

Irene Campsill Designs

This is me (the one of the left) and one of the workshop assistants

I design and make handbags, accessories and recently some embroidery pictures - mainly from recycled textiles (kilts, vintage fabrics - really anything that inspires. The handbags are my own designed shapes and I aim to make them functional but also quirky and fun - a bag definitely reflects your personality.

Many of the designs are appliqued and embellished with free machine embroidery - inspired by the countryside/ coastline and my particular favourite - hares - feature on many of the bags. I love free machine embroidery - its like painting with your sewing machine. I just lose myself in it in a way I never could with a paint brush.

I've just moved to Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear, and am loving all the new inspiration from the wonderful coastline. I now have two workshop assistants, Archie pictured above and his little sister Meg who is just 1. They're loving their new home and the beach where they can run to their heart's content meeting new friends along the way.

I hope you like my designs, they are a labour of love. If you are looking for something specific do please get in touch ....