A5 ‘Nearly There Trees’ journal cover in Harris tweed with free motion embroidery / appliqué front cover showing the ‘Nearly There’ or ‘Coming Home’ Trees. The spine is reinforced in snakeskin vinyl. Supplied with an Oxford A5 Black ‘n’ Red ruled notebook and, as the cover is removable, can be renewed with any similar A5 book. The maker’s label and Harris Tweed Orb label of authenticity are placed internally
Cookworthy Knapp, or The ‘Coming Home’ or ‘Nearly There’ trees are a famous sight on the A30 to returning residents of Kernow or travellers coming to holiday in Cornwall. They are situated at Lifton near the Devon/Cornwall border and were originally planted by a farmer around 1900. It is said that the copse of beech trees was planted in a heart shape (when viewed from the air) for his wife. There’s even a facebook group!
Learn more about the making of Harris Tweed here. The Harris Tweed Authority provide some general advice on care and cleaning of tweed on their website.
Working as a full time British artisan I specialise in making bags, scarves and accessories under my ‘Pohutukawa’ label in my studio on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. All the items in my shop have been handmade personally by me.