Exclusive to Midwinter Yarns!
Introducing the Rugged Edition of our popular Ochils Bags
Continuing in our desire to use local materials for our handmade project bags, I was very excited to discover that waxed cloth is, in fact, a Scottish invention, and still being made in a traditional way in Dundee.
This sturdy cotton canvas is made water repellent using paraffin waxes - reclaiming and making use of a waste product from the petrol industry. It is a wonderful, rugged material that will naturally gain creases and scuffs with use, eventually creating a beautiful, vintage patina, and its water repellent properties will of course also keep your project nice and safe from the elements or indeed, any spillages.
The Ochils Bag itself is a roomy and sturdy project bag hand made by us here at Midwinter HQ, and features a triple internal pocket with space for notebooks and a pen. The outer layer is made from a waxed 100% cotton canvas, and it is lined with a linen look cotton fabric.
The inside view of the bag is shown easily containing 500gr of yarn to give you an idea of capacity.
The bag closes with a roll-down construction, so it can roll down to however small the contents allow and grow along with your project. The metal clasp then forms a handy strap to carry the bag with, or hang off your arm if working on the go.
Height (unrolled): 27cm / 10.5 inches
Width at top: 33 cm / 13 inches
Depth (at base) : 15 cm / 6 inches
Deep Rust is a dark reddish brown colour (a little darker than the photos) with creases showing up in a beautiful golden shade. The lining features cute little cartoon foxes on a natural linen-look background.
Please note: These new colours are sourced from so-called deadstock - bolt ends, discontinued and custom colour test runs, so may not be repeatable and available.