Linda Ballard

I have been working with textiles seriously for the past few years.  I am always on the hunt for beautiful fibers (usually kilim carpet or vintage pile carpet) with which to make my bags.  Then I track down leather horse tack or up cycled leather belts which then are used in strapping.  All my bags are lined and are fitted with several pockets.  Copper rivets secure the stress points.  I travel the back roads of the pacific northwest for fun and do shows in Oregon, Washington and Montana every year. My bags are sturdy and made for serious travel and use. You can follow my work on Instagram at @pnwcarry.