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Author's Own




Author's Own

Balmoral Rug Holder handmade by McRostie for AUTHOR

Regular price £145 Sale

Commissioned from the McRostie workshop in Renfreshire, Scotland for our AUTHOR's Own Collection.

Leather blanket/throw/rug carrier and solid brass buckles with carry handle and detachable leather shoulder strap. Handmade with 100% Dark Brown British cowhide bridle leather with a hand embossed with a "AUTHOR by McRostie" stamp.

Select luxury gift wrapping in the BAG page for just £3.50 per gift or accessory ordered. We will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message for you which you can provide in the ‘notes' section at checkout

Free Standard UK-wide Delivery
on orders over £250 (Excludes international shipping, express delivery, where requested, and delivery of PIECES THAT REQUIRE SPECIALIST Carriage (e.g Particularly fragile or large items.) In these instances you must provide the Author team your contact details, and info about your order, via our contact form. We'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a shipping quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.)

We ship globally. For orders to an address outwith UK, contact us to arrange international shipping to USA, Australia, mainland Europe and beyond.


  • All measurements are approximate.

    Connecting strap - with carry handle:
    Length: 11” / 28cm
    Width : 1” / 2.5cm

    Wrap around straps:
    Length (tip of leather to first hole of five holes): 20” / 50.8cm
    Width : 0.75” / 2cm

    Shoulder strap, detachable:
    Length: 43.5”/ 110.49cm
    Width 0.625" / 1.59cm

  • 1 in stock, ready for immediate despatch. 5 days for another one.

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and concierge despatch services, no request is too much trouble. Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss delivery. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you with an approx. lead-time and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift can be beautifully wrapped, just tick this option on the BAG page. Gift wrapping is a complimentary service to our AUTHOR Society members.

    UK orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location in the UK and the size/weight of the piece. International orders do incur a shipping cost which is calculated on size, weight and location of delivery address. An invoice will be sent separately from as little as £15. For further information please refer to our payment and delivery page.


  • British natural vegetable tanned bridle leather takes on a patina with use, handling and age. An occasional application of a proprietary leather wax shoe polish with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush and rubbed in with a different soft clean cloth or soft bristle brush is recommended, just as you would with a pair of leather shoes. This will extend the product’s life and encourage a rich patina. Do not use oil or any oil based products. For water spills, absorb the excess liquid gently with a clean cloth or paper towel and leave to dry naturally. Do not rush the drying process or leave to dry on a radiator, in the sun or in any other direct heat source. For any liquid other than water, pour a little water over the affected area to help run-off the liquid and proceed as you would for a water spillage. Once completely dry, the piece may benefit from an application of polish.
Why we love this product

Make it easy to head off on an impulse romantic picnic or a great show day out

Sling your most comfortable picnic blanket or throw over your shoulder with McRostie’s Balmoral rug holder. The gorgeous blanket carrier has wraparound straps with solid brass buckles for easy adjustment. The blanket or throw is protected from the buckle by leather ‘safes’. There is a separate carry handle attached to the connecting strap and a detachable shoulder strap making a variety of handy ways to carry your favourite throw. 

We admire the integrity and dedication McRostie pour into their leather items. The sheer craftsmanship is so plain to see and something to appreciate. The distinctive and beautiful smell of their British bridle leather will take you back to days of horse riding in your childhood.

What our customers say...

‘Author’ quite simply tells the story of their products. Author introduces the maker, describes their journey,  infects you with their enthusiasm and then guides you to the right conclusion, delivering an outstanding shopping  experience directly into your home. Personal and curated style available to everyone, everywhere. Can’t recommend Jane and the team enough

Mrs H Van Der Kuyl