Funky Thistle came about from a lifetime love of working with textiles. Each piece is individually crafted starting with a wide range of small fabric swatches. I love the challenge of bringing different colours and patterns together to create something new. Designing this way ensures that every bag is special and will not be replicated. Who doesn't like to wear a well made piece that is unique to them.
All the bags are made using upholstery fabrics. These durable textiles are great for making bags that are lightweight but also strong and long lasting even with daily use.
Many of the bags feature an appliquéd image carefully hand cut from leather and sewn onto the front. Most of these are from photos or original drawings.
The bags are fully lined with much consideration to aesthetics and function. The fabric is thoughtfully chosen to compliment each bag. The structure of the lining as well as the exterior is strengthened with interfacing. Well considered pockets both zippered and classic are found in most styles. A look at the interior of any Funky Thistle piece will give you a clear indication of the care and attention to detail put into the work.
Each piece is finished with a hand signed leather label created using a wood burning tool.
All Funky Thistle pieces are one of a kind and made with a dedication to fine craftsmanship.