The Woolly Thistle

Harris Tweed Carry-All

Looking for the perfect carry-all for a day of travel, a day of making, a day of work, or all of the above? Allow us to introduce you to your new favorite bag!

The Harris Tweed Carry-All is the result of careful planning and our collaboration with Studio Tolsta and the use of certified Harris Tweed ensures the highest quality handmade product!

What's so special about a Harris Tweed Carry-All

With timeless style and function, rich tradition, and the ultimate in quality, The Harris Tweed Carry-All checks all the boxes. We are proud to collaborate with Studio Tolsta, and to use certified Harris Tweed for the beautiful Harris Tweed Carry-All.

These small batch, high quality Harris Tweed Carry-Alls are available for $144.95.

High Quality Materials

The Harris Tweed Carry-All features certified Harris Tweed, vegetable tanned leather straps, 12 oz canvas, and a brushed cotton lining. All of these fine materials are put together in small batches to ensure the best quality product.

Perfect to Pack

The large center pocket has a 13 inch opening with a snap closure. The gusset is over four inches making room for small books and larger knitting projects. Your most used knitting tools can be tucked in the many pockets.

Plenty of Pockets

A dream to organize, The Harris Tweed Carry-All has two external pockets with magnetic closures. The main opening contains four side pockets and one zip pocket to keep everything right in its place!

Testimonials for our Harris Tweed Collection

★★★★★

Fantastic bag. Very well made, love the little pocket on the inside. I can fit all the yarn for a colorwork pair of mitts in the bag.

Karen
Harris Tweed Project Bag
★★★★★

First, I love the history behind these bags. I love owning a little piece of Scotland, full of love and labor that went into them. Secondly, the quality of the bags exceed my expectations! They are sooo soft with a sturdy zipper. I have taken mine everywhere with me as I knit on the go. And yes, I had to place another order for gifts.

Renee
Harris Tweed Project Bag
★★★★★

I ordered the Harris Tweed tote in Gray for myself as a birthday present. The bag is very well made and it’s just beautiful. The bag is very sturdy and I have been using it since I got it.
Treat yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Sue B
TWT Harris Tweed Tote
★★★★★

My Harris Tweed project bag makes me feel so special. Like a little luxury item for my knitting project, which is in of itself a luxury item. I bought two, and it was totally worth it.

Kathleen
Harris Tweed Project Bag
★★★★★

I am FLOORED by the beauty of this color and the texture of Rambler. Great job and kudos to all involved! I’m sure it will be another buy for me in the future. I purchased Rambler in Trillium and will use it to make the Forest Path Hap. The color is almost a deep cranberry red. I am loving this stuff!

Linda
It has to be

Harris Tweed

About Harris Tweed:  Harris Tweed has a long and storied tradition. It has been created for hundreds of years in the of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Its beautiful rich tweed fabric must be handwoven with a warp of either 700 or 1,400 individual threads. Harris Tweed fabric is still homemade in remote weaving sheds from pure virgin wool dyed and spun on the Outer Hebridean islands. 

From the Harris Tweed Site: "By law, all Harris Tweedmust be produced in the Outer Hebrides and nowhere else. Every inch of wool is dyed and spun in an island mill. Every yard is handwoven at the home of aHarris Tweedweaver. These skills are passed down with pride from generation to generation of the island’s community.loom. Once they begin weaving, each individual warp and weft thread is skillfully woven together under the watchful eye of the weaver."

Collaboration with

Studio Tolsta

Studio Tolsta was founded by Scottish designer Catriona Maciver, who set up the studio in a converted loom shed in her ancestral village of Tolsta, on the Isle of Lewis. After experimenting with ceramics and screen-printed textiles, she was drawn to Harris Tweed, a hand-woven, woolen fabric named after the Island’s southern region. Only produced in the Outer Hebrides, it is one of the last surviving testimonies to Scotland’s handloom weaving heritage. Inspired, she began to experiment with the fabric, enjoying the process of combining the traditional with the contemporary.  In 2014 she travelled to India to work on a graphic design residency where she then met and married her partner and established a more permanent base in India.

Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed has a long and storied tradition. It has been created for hundreds of years in the of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Its beautiful rich tweed fabric must be handwoven with a warp of either 700 or 1,400 individual threads. Harris Tweed fabric is still homemade in remote weaving sheds from pure virgin wool dyed and spun on the Outer Hebridean islands. 

The woolly Thistle

The Woolly Thistle specializes in bringing storied wool yarns from small crofters and farmers to the hands of knitters. The TWT Harris Tweed Collection is a branch of this mission. Collaborating with Studio Tolsta and honoring the history of Harris Tweed, we are proud to offer our Harris Tweed Collection of hand-made bags that exude care and quality in every detail.

Studio Tolsta

Studio Tolsta was founded by Scottish designer Catriona Maciver, who set up the studio in a converted loom shed in her ancestral village of Tolsta, on the Isle of Lewis. Inspired by Harris Tweed, she began to experiment with the fabric, enjoying the process of combining the traditional with the contemporary.  In 2014 she travelled to India to work on a graphic design residency where she then met and married her partner and established a more permanent base in India.

TWT Harris Tweed

For every occasion

Carrying just one small project or packing up for the day, the TWT Harris Tweed Collection is here to meet your needs.

Of course we've found another way to show off our love of wool! Each bag in the collection is handmade using the famed Harris Tweed!

Click the button below to see the three perfectly sized bags in The Harris Tweed Collection!

The Woolly Thistle

Harris Tweed Collection

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