Card holder wallet

Walnut horween hide 3rd … Day 1: Spent 4 – 8 hours working out the pattern by hand and testing on the belly leather that was too stretchy.  Had split part of time with reading up on doing more along with the mini wrap around sleeve also pictured here. Note these pictures of Day 1 […]

Tight Plaiting

Originally posted on Noreast Whips Blog:
When I began building whips, I followed the mantra, “Plait loose, pull tight.” I believed that it wasn’t possible to pull too tightly, & that you could always pull tighter. After building hundreds of whips & plaiting thousands of feet, I’ve come to some different thoughts on the subject…

Conditioning Your Whip: Which Leather Dressing?

Originally posted on The Whip Blog:
Although these are not the only two options, the two types of leather conditioner/dressing pictured to the left are the two most commonly accepted products used for conditioning whips.  Jay-El is another relatively common product, particularly in Australia.  The basic ingredients in Pecards and Fiebing’s are mostly identical, just…

The year of unfulfilled promises – arm bands

I’ve got 12 drafted blog posts sitting in my queue of things I randomly promised … One of them is a set of the weaker scrap burgundy #8 arm bands that I started backing with furniture grade upholstery leather in order to practice using larger thread in a smaller chisel. The project was very problematic.  […]