Celebrate 25 years of making bags with 25% discount on all handbags across the site Enjoy a 25% discount on all handbags across the site on katherineemtage.com 25 years ago, I made my first handbag. Instantly I was hooked. I loved everything about the process, from the design, the construction, the cloth selection, to the […]
Students Handbag Making Day Last Saturday I had two lovely students spend the day at my studio in Edinburgh designing and making their own handbags. Neither of them had ever made a handbag before, but both had a love of textiles. Everything was included in their day, including a metre of Harris Tweed each. They […]
There are new bags on the website this month, including a few limited edition Elsie Day Bags. Featuring limited edition tweeds, some from the now closed mills in the north of Scotland, others from further afield in the UK. These limited edition tweeds will never be repeated, once they’re gone, they’re gone, which only adds […]
That’s right Francophiles, there’s a new range of Pochettes on the website, and these ones hold a bit more than the originals. To the uninitiated, the Pochette is a ‘pocket’ sized clutch bag. However, the new style is approximately twice the size of its older sister and even holds a mini iPad. They are all […]
Just before Christmas I was asked to create a collection of accessories and home wares for Cromlix House Hotel by Strictly Come Dancing’s Judy Murray. Judy has created her very own Harris Tweed, so she approached me and two other Scottish designer makers to create an exclusive collection of bags, accessories and home wares in her bespoke cloth. […]
This year I’ve taken part in a couple of very select Christmas fairs. Flock at Woodend Barn in Banchory, and the Open Studios at the Drill Hall in Leith, Edinburgh; my old studio complex. Both events were a fantastic opportunity to meet lovely customers and show my work in a busy Christmassy atmosphere. Sometimes, people […]
My trip to the Outer Hebrides was amazing. Really inspirational. I knew the scenery would be unique and beautiful, but I didn’t realise how much like a piece of tweed the scenery would resemble. Or how the light and weather would change every minute to renew your vista and ignite your senses.
Here are the final finished Musettes. In the studio, and more importantly, on the Stolen Goat website, ready to purchase. In fact, they’re already selling fast. And, I noticed in the new August British Vogue, there’s a new 3.1 Phillip Lim bag which is in a very similar vein.
There are a number of one day workshops being held this term at Leith Academy. The first one is ‘Floral Fabric Accessories’ on this Saturday 5th October from 10am-3pm. In this workshop you will make at least five different floral accessories using a variety of materials. The class is fun and inspiring, and no prior sewing experience […]
Last week my very helpful and lovely student assistant Marion completed her 8 weeks work experience at my studio and returned to France. She’ll now never know that temperatures north of Calais can reach over 20 centigrade! On her final day we ate homemade chocolate cake and I gave her a pink Bow Clutch for […]