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Angela Coryn

I love making things and the creative use of natural materials has always been at the heart of my work. After more than 20 years working with natural yarns I discovered goatskin and found it to be a beautiful and inspiring material. Each skin is unique and I personally select every skin used for a Grufflebag for quality, texture and colour. I design every Grufflebag to suit a particular skin, to emphasise the unique features of that skin – its colours, thickness, lay and length of hair. Each bag is handmade and hand finished, some incorporating leather backs, kid skin linings and leather cross-lacing. As a consequence each bag is unique, an unrepeatable piece of wearable art.

In 2012 I was honoured to be selected as a finalist at the Balvenie Masters of Craft Awards. The competition was based on many criteria including skill, artistic beauty and sustainability. Being selected was a recognition of the ethos I bring to Grufflebags.  

Grufflebags offer a range of bags for both women and men. As well as a wide range of handbags my range includes phone pouches, messenger bags and holdalls. Grufflebags are available from a number of selected craft fairs and from my own website – 

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"So long, and thanks for all the fish"

After very many years of craft&design we've decided that we'd like to retire and so in 7 days we will close the craft&design website, including craft&design Online and the craft&design Selected Makers and Craft and Design Month websites. We've had a brilliant 35 years and would like to thank all our readers, advertisers, writers, contributors and website visitors for their support throughout that time. Our very best wishes to you all for the future - Angie and Paul.