Handmade envelope style laptop case using vegetable tanned leather with a single silver stud button closure. Process: The laptop case is made using one piece of natural veg tanned leather. Designed the pattern and made a prototype with muslin cloth for a perfect fit. Clean cut with sharp rotary knife. Corners were pre punched to prevent tearing. Pattern cut and ready for dyes. Dye the whole piece with leather dye in color “evening blue” from TandyLeather. Wait till it’s dry […]
I got some mint kangaroo leather from a shoe making store and I thought I’d make a black/mint set. The pencil case: The clutch/purse: The wallet: The set:
Work in Progress… I have a bookmark folder in my browser dedicated to my online identity: google circle, facebook, twitter, linkedin…a dozen of them. I noticed a long time ago that my online communities on these websites are quite distinctive from each other—some represents my professional side as a design student, some for family and close friends, and some for public. Of course they are not completely separated. Where I choose to post certain aspect of my life depend on how […]
First time making a leather messenger bag for men:)Process: Stitch the compartment inside first and attach the button closure Cut out all the straps and labels, and use double rivets to attach them. Stitch inner pocket for keys. Adjustable straps. Finished bag: Added shoulder pad for comfort.
Beauty industry has a new way of looking at people’s skin abnormality. Beauty marks, they call them. Flawlessness is out, perfect imperfections are in. Leather, is from skin too, and it has “imperfections”, such as fat marks, blemishes, freckles, stamps, wrinkles and scars, yet they provide outstanding carving, embossing and dyeing characteristics. Most of these imperfections are considered what make a piece of leather “unusable” and get cut off and discarded. As long as cows are getting killed by meat […]
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I learned about how to dye your leather in a workshop and I wanted to apply patterns to make a piece more personal. I used these drafting dots as masking tape and applied on a piece of vegetable tanned leather. The dye I use is from tandyleatherfactory.com, where I got most of my leather tools and supplies. I applied it with thick paper towel in circular motion. After it dries I removed the dots. I also rubbed the surface with […]
First of all, this is me at the leather workshop haha.Since I’m obsessed with leather, I moved around my classes for a week just to sneak in this leather workshop held by the RISD apparel department. I had a blast! Here are some pictures I took during the workshop: Master’s tool box! Different types of leather and their tanning process: Master’s demo! I can’t wait to try the new saddle stitch method I learned so here is a little something […]