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 […]

2018 #1 – #31 Whip – Part 2

Note:  Creation up to this point is documented here The left side of each photo is the 31st whip documented previously in the link above. In this stage you are seeing the 7 strands in a series of half hitches. The peach leather piece is the tail. I am using a bit more leather at […]

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…

2018 #1 – #31 Whip – Part 1

After a few variations of practice I’m doing my first snake whip of the year. I haven’t on the whip naming / counting policy really.  Previously, I had around 14 practice pieces & 30 whips with very poor paper documentation made worse by moving my shop twice. This is really the first of this style […]