Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Leather, yum

So, I have always wanted to get into working with leather. I am much more interested in supple leathers that I can sew than in tooling leather.

Over time I have read about techniques and practiced on little pieces. Worked out what threads to buy, needles to use, and the correct tension. I have investigated when to use glue for seams and what glue to use.

Now I have purchased two pretty pieces of pigskin. The whole pigs. I know they are called something else, but it has slipped my mind.

They are so pretty. I have had them over a month. Way over a month. One is a deep brown the other a very nice natural.

I am scared to cut them and make things out of them. Is that silly? I am dying to implement the ideas I have, but I have turned chicken!

So, I am throwing down the...what is it you throw down? The gauntlet? Why do we do that? Anyway, I am. I am going to work on a couple of other things and then I am going to make something leather today! I am!

1 comment:

PussDaddy said...

My Dad did really beautiful leatherwork back when I was a kid. I can't even begin to tell you how nice some of the wallets and coin purses he made were. I think I would kinda be scared to start, too. Maybe you could buy some crap leather to practice on first?