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Handwoven Bothán Clutch Bag


Made by Nicola Gates

Handwoven Bothán clutch bag with zip closure and inside pockets. Handmade by Nicola Gates in her studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Olla Nua is Irish words for ‘new wool’ – using a natural, sustainable material in a modern, imaginative way.

A handy travel pouch with interior pockets and leather wrist strap. Made from handwoven wool with an Irish linen lining. The handwoven cloth uses a traditional ‘log cabin’ design.

Outer 100% wool, inner 100% linen.

The handwoven cloth incorporates authentic Donegal yarn with its distinctive homespun texture. The design has been drafted on paper, then woven on my traditional floor loom, powered entirely by hand and foot. The cloth is then carefully scoured to the desired finish before being cut & stitched.

Approximate size; length 21cm, height 15cm.

About the maker:

Nicola weaves contemporary cloth, on a traditional floor loom, powered entirely by hand and foot. Using yarns spun by mills in Ireland and the UK. Inspired by the tradition of weaving in the rural west, many pieces incorporate authentic Donegal yarn, produced in Kilcar, with its distinctive fleck and homespun texture.

Olla Nua is known for attention to detail at every stage… after the meticulous setting up of the loom and weaving, the cloth is washed and often lightly felted to produce the desired softness and texture. Cutting and stitching follow, sometimes combining the handwoven cloth with Irish linen.


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