Have you seen these gorgeous leather accessories from MUUD? Supple leather and fine craftsmanship make these products a prefect gift for your favorite needlecrafter. (And that includes yourself!)
Thanks to MUUD and Universal Yarn for providing products for me to review.
I first became familiar with MUUD products when I designed the Kite Handbag for Universal Yarn using the MUUD leather bag handle.
But the handle is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more gorgeous products in the line. There are needle cases, backpacks and totes, notions bags, portfolios, and even a leather apron! It was so hard for me to choose just a couple to review!
I got a close-up look at the Show Medium totebag, the Helsinki and Helsinki XL zippered circular boxes, and the Hope rectangular zippered box. I love this Whisky color, which is a beautiful medium brown. A soft black version is also available in the entire line.
The Show medium-sized bag is a slim bag with a magnetic closure and a zippered inside pocket. It measures 15.75″ [40 cm] long by 14.5″ [37 cm] wide. The 12″ [30 cm} straps are a comfortable length, neither too long or too short to wear over a shoulder. My one complaint is that the bag is not gusseted, which limits the amount of yarn you could stuff into it. Better to keep this one as a classy laptop bag and use something else for a project bag.
The rectangular Hope box is part of the MUUD “Crocheter” line. It has an elastic band on the inside of the top to hold needles and hooks. The lining is a soft cotton/polyester. It measures about 2.5″ [6 cm] high and about 7.75″ [20 cm] long. This is an elegant little project box and I can think of all kinds of ways to use it.
The Helsinki and Helsinki XL boxes are adorable little cylinders. (Can you say that about a box? I just did.) There’s a little pocket in the top to hold tiny items like stitch markers and pins. The zippers wrap all the way around the box, enabling you to easily access the contents.
The smaller version measures about 2.5″ [6 cm] high with a 3″ [8 cm] diameter. It will hold your most-used notions.
The XL version measures about 3.75″ [9.5 cm] with a 3.5″ [8 cm] diameter. Not only will it hold a few more notions, but I found it was the perfect size for my spare 35mm camera lens!
The zippers are all heavy-duty and the stitching looks string and secure. I know that leather holds up so well to abuse, and indeed gets better with age. The clean lines and classic styling will keep these accessories by your side for years to come. You can see the whole line of MUUD products online.
OHHHH these gorgeous leather items! Get thee behind me, Satan! There goes my budget for several months!!