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Apr 2 / Jamie

Leather work

Leather Work

A few months ago, I got a subscription to creativebug.com.  Some of my most favorite fabric and pattern designers had tutorials and classes and I was learning to paint with watercolors.  I have had fun exploring the others forms of craft and art on the site.  Last month, I found myself returning frequently to watch the classes of Elke Bergeron.  I have always loved leather and her style perfectly matched my own.

I had some leather scraps and before investing in a bunch of new tools and supplies, decided to play around with what I had.  I made a few pouches and tassels and really enjoyed the process. I also made some wrap bracelets.
Leather Work

Leather Work

Leather Work

I wanted to make more things, but I knew that I wanted to be able to buy leather in person.  Each piece is so unique, and there is no comparison to feeling and inspecting it in person.  I lucked out, in that the leather supply store that was recommend in the online classes has two locations near me.  I went to the one in Rhode Island and picked up a bag of veg-tanned scraps, a veg-tanned belly, and two sides that were on sale.

Leather Work

Leather Work

Within about four days, I had used up much of the leather I bought, making bags and straps and bracelets.  I find this kind of work incredibly satisfying and can’t wait to do more once I have more time.  All of the things I made were from the online classes, which was one of the best subscriptions I think I have ever purchased.

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    Amanda / Apr 2 2017

    You never cease to amaze and impress me! As I look wistfully at the two oh-so tiny craft bins our studio apartment can hold, I am dreaming of a warm summer Sunday at the farm with you guys doing some canning and crafting. 🙂 XO

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      Jamie / Apr 2 2017

      You are so sweet. I have MORE than enough craft supplies here for everyone (including many of yours), so yes, we will have some summer crafting days.

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