Posts made in August, 2012

rough case SOLD

 This is a great zippered case made of rugged leather. It is unlined with a small pocket. For all the details check here. This is the first of a series, and the only one available right now. $22. plus postage.

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colour therapy pouches–SOLD

Several colour therapy pouches are available in the shop. These pouches are made from recycled leather, have zipper closings and are lined with fine black cotton. They are a variety of colours and sizes. If you are interested please contact me and I will send you specifics. Each one is $20. plus postage.

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pencil cases

These three pencil cases are currently available. They are made of recycled leather, lined with fine black cotton and closing with a durable zipper. They are approximately 9″x4′, suitable for pencils, rughooking tools, or other small treasures. Great colours to brighten your day. Check here for a look at the backs. $22. plus postage.

 

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new luna bag SOLD

This bag is a special order for a special rug hooker who lives in Virginia. It is the familiar luna style in beautiful durable pebbly red leather — it is actually a little taller than the standard luna with room for all kinds of cargo. It has two lined pockets on the front, three inside, a zipper closing and a double bottom for extra strength. The strap is adjustable. I have just enough of this leather to make a second bag — wish I had more. Actually I am eyeing up some brown pebbly leather in my stock — and thinking of a new design. Just doodling right now. At any rate — this bag is already in the post!

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the rough case

I have been saving several pieces of brown leather — some of it is from a great old bomber jacket, other pieces from upholstery remants. All of it is lovely supple leather with lines and grain marks–this leather has character. This morning I decided to use some of it to make a small case. I envisioned this as a case for passport, iphone and ¬†other essentials. I even used a recycled zipper. When it came to rivets, I remembered I had these great French brass rivets which were too heavy-duty for my normal bags–but turned out to be perfect here–they give this great old leather a functional or industrial look — very simple, maybe even classy!

The bag is 10″ x 6″, unlined, with a small slip pocket inside and a screenprinted birdbrain label. This case is the first in a series. If you can think of any refinements — please leave a comment or email me.

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I am a retired educator and recovered administrator. I have always been interested in fibre, first as a weaver, now as a rug hooker and screen printer. Over the last few years I have become passionate about giving a new life to cast-off wool and leather. This is my journal where I muse about my creative life.

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