The small #01 I use every day. Knitting socks is my go to travel project even though I only have a few pairs of them and wear them infrequently I love knitting them. A social distancing cup of raspberry lemonade tea at @felt_cafe_brimscombe yesterday afternoon was just what I needed to soothe the soul. These last few months have been both long and flown by! #hideandhammer #hideandhammerbags #leatherandcanvas #leatherknittingbags #leatherandcanvasbags #knitstagram #crochet #knitalot #knittersofig #crochetersofig #projectbag #knittingbag #crochetbag #storagebag #travelbag #onthego #Enablingmakers #makersacessories #slowliving #buylessbuybetter #bagmaker #handcrafted #theartofslowliving #slowliving #madenotmanufactured #wanderlust #livesimple #carrygoods #carrywell
My photos don’t do this bag justice... Its a thing of beauty! This amazing @merchantandmills dry oilskin is superb to work with. This turned out particularly beautifully I’m really proud of it. I made two actually they’re a matching pair for a mum and daughter, the daughter is a dear friend and an exceptionally talented woman that I’ve had the pleasure of working with too recently. #hideandhammer #hideandhammerbags #leatherandcanvas #leatherknittingbags #leatherandcanvasbags #knitstagram #crochet #knitalot #knittersofig #crochetersofig #projectbag #knittingbag #crochetbag #storagebag #travelbag #onthego #Enablingmakers #makersacessories #slowliving #buylessbuybetter #bagmaker #handcrafted #theartofslowliving #slowliving #madenotmanufactured #wanderlust #livesimple #carrygoods #carrywell
It’s Friday!! Finally Friday and another week gone how on earth did that happen?! Also... Why does writing tutorials always take longer than I plan?! Well that’s on me... I enjoy the details, I enjoy talking about the crafts I’m passionate about and love so much. I’ve put together the videos and I’m writing the PDF downloads at the moment 😊 a limited number of the kits will be available in my next update I’m getting them ready at the moment. The kits will be priced at £35 each and will include a piece of leather (a suitable side to make an A5 notebook cover but not cut to size), some elastic. An A5 notebook and full instructions on how to complete your notebook cover. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this so hopefully you’ll enjoy making them as much as I do. As I’ve said in past posts these are excellent for gifts and as an introduction to small leatherwork projects.
So this morning I packed up my lunch in my large #azumabukurobag swung my over sized backpack on my shoulder, scooped up Eve and George (her giraffe she never goes anywhere without) and walked the 500 yards to my car. Constantly juggling everything! When I’ve been to shows in the past or met people in person they’ve said ‘ohhhh you’re the bag lady’ and never a truer word was spoken this morning with three bags swinging wildly! That said I keep finding new and interesting uses for the bags I’ve designed and made, in particular the 03, this red oilskin 03 is the perfect lunchbox. You can slip an ice pack in the large pocket on one side, your cutlery in the smaller ones and then fill the middle with the nourishment needed to survive a warm afternoon like we’ve had today. I’ve chosen tuna, kimchi, sauerkraut and a @jamieoliver quinoa salad for lunch today... quite a mix but it’s a quick grab from cupboards and fridges on the way out the door. Definitely going to start using my 03’s more when we go on adventures... especially with my handmade Azuma Bukuro bags. They’re the perfect pairing. Maybe oneday I’ll make it over the @beatriceworkshop glorious beach that she shared pictures off yesterday. Thinking about making Eve a special mini one for her snacks too 🤔 one thing at a time though right? #hideandhammer #howihideandhammer #iflifewenttoplanwewouldnthaveadventures #oilskin #picnictime #britishsummertime #staycation #staycation2020
Missing @woollinnyarnfest this weekend. It was my first yarn show as Hide & Hammer. I met so many incredible people and I honestly with I was back there again today caught up in all the love and the yarn! Roll on Woollinn 2021! #fibrefriends #woollinn
For a long time I’ve not shown my creative process on Instagram, not just because I’ve had such little time to create but also because every time I have my ideas have been pinched... Making things is how I develop them and it takes months sometimes years to get a product right and this is how I create... its only me, I don’t have a product development team and I feel it’s important to keep sharing with you because it’s such an integral part of who I am and what Hide & Hammers about. With this in mind here’s the first prototype of a new idea its a small bag that can be used with any two handled tote bag, it uses the straps of the bag and you can keep the tote folded in the back. Your essentials go into the pouch and off you go to the shops or a knitting festival ❤️ (we will visit them again!) when you need the extra room, unfold your tote pop the popper and off you go! Well that’s the plan anyway... we will see how many incarnations this design takes on it’ll be fun to watch over the coming months I’m sure. #hideandhammer
So blown away by this that I had to share it on my grid! Thank you so much to @just_tracie for your amazing review on @grocerygirlsknit podcast of the #03 you bought from @espacetricot I’m blown away ❤️. The Grocery Girls podcast has been my saviour these past 3 months with parenting full time and squeezing in work/knitting when I can this little bit of happy in the evening when Tom’s at work has been amazing and I can’t tell you how thrilled and completely speechless I am that Jodi and Tracie have shared one of my bags! #thegrocerygirlspodcast #grocerygirls #hideandhammer #espacetricot #whatafriday!
Such beautiful personalised items leaving the workshop today. • #hideandhammer #hideandhammerbags #leatherandcanvas #leatherknittingbags #leatherandcanvasbags #knitstagram #crochet #knitalot #knittersofig #crochetersofig #projectbag #knittingbag #crochetbag #storagebag #travelbag #onthego #Enablingmakers #makersacessories #slowliving #buylessbuybetter #bagmaker #handcrafted #theartofslowliving #slowliving #madenotmanufactured #wanderlust #livesimple #carrygoods #carrywell
Working on getting these listed tonight ready for the re-opening of my online shop tomorrow morning ❤️
Have you seen this magic from @fiberygoodness? I can’t thank Suzy & Evanita enough for sticking with me and waiting so patiently through all of this for me to produce the photos and content they needed. I’m pretty speechless. Today has been a great day and a much needed lift, my interview with Carmen from @ayarnstory for her Best of British as part of #iknit7. I managed to make some samples to photograph tomorrow for the shop re-opening Monday and this incredible article! If you don’t already subscribe to Tiny Studio - Creative Life I’ve been a reader for a while, their articles are informative and really engaging so proud to be a part of this amazing publication. Not to mention the discount code for my shop that you can access by buying the magazine 😉 • #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinyStudioCreativeLifeMagazine #iknit7 #fiberfriends #fibreartist #fibrefriends #spinning #positivedays #workingmum #thingswelove #sogreatful
I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see such beautiful projects and photos of your bags ❤️ this lovely photos from @knottypinefiberco speaks to the crazy plant lady in me too... 😍 Happy Friday everyone I hope you can find time this weekend (I know right who knew it was the weekend?!) to do something that brings you joy. • #Repost @knottypinefiberco ・・・ This is a great project to work on in between moving, unpacking and cleaning 😊 The #sofadedsweater by @dreareneeknits in #knottypinefiberco Night Pine and Wild & Blue.. and I can't say enough good things about this @hideandhammer bag 😍 Now it's time to get back to work 😕🧹📦🧽
Writing up the listing for this big beautiful extra large leather bag today. They’ll be available on Monday on three colours. I’ll be making them to order now that my leather suppliers are back up and running again. This bag is my favourite go to... it’s currently housing a really special super secret test knit ❤️ Maybe I’ll see you on Monday?
This picture makes me so incredibly happy! Not just that my bags are wine proof! Thank you for taking one for the team there Becki but that another artist that I really admire is using my work 😊. If you have the chance to pop over to her Instagram account @shirleybrianyarn you might get just as hooked as I am on her deconstructed fade sock sets 😍 🧦 • #Repost @shirleybrianyarn ・・・ Sneak Peek Shop Update Preview.... . . Just popping in quickly to show you a preview of a couple of the new Deconstructed Fades coming in the next shop update (this Sunday May 31st, noon EDT) . . On the left is ‘Shadow Fax’ & the right is ‘Pour Myself a Cup of Ambition’ . . ‘Pour Myself a Cup Of Ambition’ is a fade of some classic SBY colourways from way back in 2014! They have remained my favourites but have long since been retired. My favourites are actually usually never popular and never sell - it’s one of those things, and I’ve long since come to terms with it but I wanted to incorporate the two in a fade and see if I couldn’t revive them in someway and convince you! 😉 - the colourways combined If you’ve been here since the beginning are ‘Maxwell’ & ‘For Chuck’ - grey, yellow, and an odd clay like pink will always have my heart. . . My bag is by @hideandhammer - I can certify that this bag is wine resitant - it has been ‘tested’ twice now 🙄 I think Nu of H&H will be having an update on Monday if you’re looking for a wine resistant sock bag for your fades 😊
Thank you so much Helda for your wonderful review of both @ayarnstory & your new bag ❤️ I am so lucky to have Carmen as a stockist she is an incredible support. I do need to add text to my videos this is something I’m very aware of, thank you so much for sharing your experience. • #Repost @heldap123 ・・・ I forgot to share my fabulous @hideandhammer bag . Just look at that colour . Happiness in a bag I'm someone who really loves a project bag I have alot as I am constantly crocheting . I just found I needed one bag to house all my bits when I'm on the go. I contacted @ayarnstory asking the difference between two sizes, i was blown away as she kindly shared a video, and it helped me choose the right size. Thank you Carmen for such great customer service. Carmen shared videos with captions way before the lockdown making her such an inclusive shop . If you dont know ,videos without captions means you arent including hard of hearing folks . This was brought to my attention by my beautiful friend @rebecca.wilova. ●●●● Anyway, I wanted a bag that i would carry everywhere . The go to bag ,it needed to hold a full set of crochet hooks and all my notions,you know scissors, sewing needles tape measure etc . I also wanted to be able to put the current project im working on in that bag as well bits and Bobs. Glasses, mobile phone .notebook Yes, I know I was asking for alot . I've been test driving it for two weeks and it is hands down the best bag ever . It fits the brief , holds it all plus so more ,very durable and I adore the handle and fasteners .so damned stylish. Do you want one?????? I think I need the cerise, #projectbags #yarnstory #hideandhammer #HeldaPanagary #crochetersofinstagram #heldap123
Thrilled with how this little adaptation of my #02 turned out. This one is for a lovely expectant mum who wanted something to knit socks from and needed a quick and easy to secure handle... perfect!