As well as creating cathedral window patchwork Joanna loves to use this design as inspiration for her range of bags, which are made in the UK.
Joanna talks to us about her range of patchwork inspired bags, which are made in Cumbia, and combine cathedral window inspired fabric with colourful leatherwork, and she shares a great tip on how to keep this leather looking like new – so as not to be afraid to use it.
She shows us three ranges; the garden collection; the jewel collection and her Big Cat colleciton.
For the patchwork itself, she likes to work in silk as she feels this has a jewel like quality to the fabric. Once she has made the patchwork, it gets photographed to create the fabric itself.
To purchase any of these goods – do visit Joanna’s website. https://www.joannasmith-ryland.com/
Joanna will be at the ICHF Hand-made craft fair 25-28 August 2017 · Stonor Park · Henley-on-Thames which opens 10am-5pm daily and for more information on this – go to