I am based in London where I've set up a small studio, the centre piece of it being my husband's grandmother's old Bernina sewing machine!I prepare all the waxed canvas by hand and hunt for vintage fabrics at markets."Ciré" means "Waxed" in French, to reflect the main material I use in my bags and to keep close to my French roots. I started working on producing my own waxed canvas after coming back from France where I was working seasons. I'm greatly influenced by nature and the great outdoors, stepping off the beaten paths in search of adventures.Waxed canvas is a great fabric to work with and use, it is strong and waterproof. With age, it takes on a patina comparable to aged leather and you can re-wax it if needs be. The waxed canvas I produce is unique and personal and I only work with small pieces of fabric at a time so none of my bags are the same.
I make bags, purses and accessories made with hand-prepared waxed canvas. I use hand-dyed, hand-stamped and vintage fabrics.