I have been wanting an industrial machine for a long time, and Cathie was offering a great deal. When I met her, I hadn't heard of her amazing Handbag and Accessories Line, and I was impressed! Being a handbag designer myself, I love to meet other designers and appreciate the work that goes into making bags.
Austin Yarn Company's bags are unlike anything I have ever seen! They are made with thick, luxurious wool felt, are sturdy and durable, and accented with gorgeous large stitch silk threads. For the fiber arts lovers out there - you have to see her bags in person to really appreciate them - and you will love them!
Cathie uses all organic and fair trade materials - and works out of her studio in the heart of Austin. She believes in supporting and building the grassroots economy in Austin, and is a fine example of a woman-owned business. Her participation in The Lone Star Ladies Present: Shop Austin is a perfect fit - we're all about promoting local businesses & artists. Cathie takes much of her inspiration from Sculpture - which is apparent by her elegant design aesthetic, and you might spot her (or one of her hip bags) eating at her favorite restaurant - Vespaio.
xo, Anne Marie
Formerly known as "The Bearded Ladies Present"