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Georgie Cummings

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 21st February 2013

Handprinted and handstitched leather accessories from Melbourne designer Georgie Cummings.  Photo – Ben Christensen.

Leather ladies wallets by Melbourne designer Georgie Cummings.  Photo – Ben Christensen.

Leather clutch by Georgie Cummings.  Photo – Ben Christensen.

Just when I think I’ve uncovered every hidden handcrafted gem Melbourne has to offer, another sweet local label comes along and reignites my enthusiasm!  This latest find is one such discovery – I am loving the simple shapes and quirky graphic detailing on these handcrafted leather accessories by Melbourne designer Georgie Cummings.

Originally trained in industrial design, Georgie started her accessories label mid last year.  ‘I wanted to create clean, simple designs that have a playful side’ explains Georgie when asked to describe her work.

‘I’m really into making everything by hand’ says Georgie, who currently creates all her pieces from her home studio in Brunswick.  The kangaroo leather is screen printed and stitched by hand before being fitted with brass hardware.  ‘The stitching is a very old technique, as machine stitching is far more common, however, the strength and tactility achieved from hand stitching with waxed linen thread outlasts most machine stitches – and given I use one of the strongest leathers, it seems only fitting to use the best technique!’.  Old school.  I like it.

Georgie’s accessories are available from her online shopDagmar Rousset, M.T.O Industry, Craft Victoria and Ursa Studiohouse.

Leather wallet by Georgie Cummings.  Photo – Ben Christensen.

Leather mens wallets by Georgie Cummings.  Photo – Ben Christensen.

Leather clutch by Georgie Cummings.  Photo – Ben Christensen.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 21st February 2013

13 comments

  • Helena 2 years ago

    I really love the styling and colours in these shots! Beaut!

  • Nick 2 years ago

    Brilliant I’ve been eyeing up these , not for myself I’m a boy, but for Clair. Love the simplicity of the print and design. Kreel a Pop Up shop next to me in So:Me Space, South Melbourne Market, has a great
    selection of Georgie’s work. Lovely!

  • Elle 2 years ago

    Eeek … I just died a little bit of excitement xx

  • Stephanie Gall 2 years ago

    Love the clutch – want!

  • White Forest Home 2 years ago

    Very cute! Great designs and colours!!

  • Barbara Fisher 2 years ago

    Oooh, too lovely!

  • lia 2 years ago

    have had a georgie cummings hunting leather wallet for almost a year now and love the warm patina the kangaroo hide develops. hurrah for local designer/makers and thank you lucy et al for showcasing their works so beautifully.

  • Caro 2 years ago

    Oh my! The clean cut and simple design are perfect.

  • gemma 2 years ago

    these are stunning! i need one now.

  • Gina/LALAmamma 2 years ago

    SO cool! Love them.

  • Majda 2 years ago

    Gorgeous Georgie, these are simply stunning! Can’t wait to get my hands on that beautiful black clutch!

  • Cindy 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Georgie. Well done!

  • Greenwood's Home 2 years ago

    Just lovely. Fresh colours and simple design.

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