Shopping bag made from expired advertising banners from the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
Messenger/Laptop Bag made from tractor inner tube
Tractor Inner Tube Messenger/Laptop Bag
Messenger Bag made from discarded tractor inner tube. Outside zip pocket. An inside zip compartment and one with velcro closure.
Banner Shopping Bag
Shopping bags made from past Cambridge Science Festivals and Festival of Ideas.
Wash bags made from tractor inner tube
Washbags cases made from used and discarded tractor inner tube. Different sizes.
Fitzwilliam "Feast and Fast" banner bags and accessories
Bags and accessories made from banners that advertised the "Feast and Fast" exhibition at the Fiztwilliam Museum.
Shoulder bag made from tractor inner tube
July Open Studios
When I moved to Cambridge in 2002 I bought a sturdy sewing machine and started to design and make bags from coated materials. As my aspiration for design I use bright colour combinations. Some years ago I found a smashing advertising banner in a skip. This ignited my interest in turning all kinds of advertising banners into bags. I liked the fact that each bag was unique and different. Then I ran out of good quality banners. Looking out for alternatives I found a great new material that is very common in Cambridge – used bicycle inner tubes. It’s a great and versatile material to work with and there are plenty in Cambridge. Recently, I added used tractor and car inner tubes to my stock of recycled materials. Through my work these used and otherwise on landfills discarded materials are reborn as unique bags, rucksacks and accessories like mobile phone sleeves, pencil cases and even armbands and rings. My designs are on display and for sale at the 'Museum of Cambridge' shop and on my website www.qhere.net.