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About Irene Campsill Designs

Irene Campsill Designs

This is me (the one of the left) and the workshop assistant - though his input is minimal!!

I design and make handbags - 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 bags are appliqued and embellished with free machine embroidery - designs inspired by the countryside 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 work from my workshop in the garden of my home in rural Lincolnshire. Archie, the workshop assistant, is always with me and listens to me constantly (I'm sure he understands every word!!). He does, however, like to sit in the open doorway to watch the world go by and give a warning to any other dogs who dare to walk on the pavement outside the house. In summer its fine, but when the snow is on the ground it can be a problem.

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