Inspired by mid century style


Much of the fabric Alison uses is recycled, having started life as garments, soft furnishings or offcuts sourced from all over the country. She seeks out mid-century fabrics and creates unique items which are a mixture of contemporary and retro in feel.

retro cushion

Alison's fabric designs are availabe to buy on her folksy site

Alison also collects vintage pressed glass, and turns these into individual candles which are an ideal addition to a mid century inspired home, or as gifts.

pressed glass candle

- handmade bags

dingledangledesigns by Alison Dingle

Alison has been making bags since 2005, starting when a few people saw her carrying own bags and asked if she could make some for them. Her knitted bags are often also made from vintage wools.
Very often the size and style of the bag is suggested by the fabric used, and no two are identical.
She sells ready made bags at local craft fairs and makes bespoke bags to order. These can be designed to co-ordinate with different outfits, for work, casual or evening wear.

summer bags by Alison Dinglered woollen bag by Alison Dingle