Behind theRed Tree Designs label is Northern New South Wales based creative Margeaux. Her work includes unique handmade bags and purses which combine discarded, reclaimed and vintage materials.
"I’m most proud when I’m able to create something lovely and functional from materials destined for the scrap heap including; gorgeous upholstery fabric or leather scraps salvaged from my local upholsterer, pristine zippers and leather handles rescued from tattered, broken handbags found in the depths of an op shop, or old, unwanted curtains -in beautiful, earthy colours.
I’ve been ‘re-fashioning’ fabric finds since discovering op shops as a child and have been upcycling ever since. I can’t bring myself to buy anything made with new materials since discovering the huge amount of perfectly usable resources that are just thrown out. I’d rescue them all if I could...alas. Upcycled bags (and some compulsive op-shopping) will have to do for now."
For the opportunity to win your choice of Margeaux's beautiful Doiley Clutches leave a comment below telling us which clutch you would choose. The giveaway is open internationally and will be drawn tomorrow morning.
You can find out more about Margeaux and Red Tree Designs, or purchase your own sweetly stitched items,by clicking over to her shop, blog and facebook pages.
Let's support our local talented crafters this Christmas!
And the winner of the first giveaway, care of random.org, is comment number 9!
Clare - This is a lovely giveaway! I love the sage green clutch :) (and the red one..!)