martedì 27 marzo 2012

back to the workshop

i have dusted my tools and conquered my workshop. a repair job for barbara's colleague. the felt handles don't last but my braided ones do.
 piece of leather, irregular rounded shape
 getting smaller
 even smaller
 put in water
 tubular braid
 wet and dry
 leather rectangle
finished handles!!

giovedì 22 marzo 2012


There, I've done it. Yesterday I took Martin, put him the car and went to Tuscany for the day. Wasn't such an easy trip as I imagined but in the end it got me there. And I got my leather, that's what I wanted after all. Here some pictures. So get ready for some astonishing leatherwork...
 this one is the the softest leather, 1,5 mm thick, soft but resistant
 neatly crumpled heap
 this one is thinner than the previous one but a little stiffer, 1mm thick
 2mm thick and a LOT stiffer
 close up
between 3mm and 4mm and pretty stiff

giovedì 15 marzo 2012

sunday in colorno!!

 it's been a bit silent on my side, i have been very busy worrying but on the hindsight i think it doesn't help...
well here are a couple of belts, just finished, stitched with a new technique, a little bit uncertain in some points...
and by the way sunday i'm expecting you all at colorno, my stall is going to be there and also robert cross

giovedì 8 marzo 2012

a bit of colour

here for a bit of colour
 nice brown
 this is going to be red
like this but it still has to be antiqued...

mercoledì 7 marzo 2012

two new belts

i have to make two new belts. a few sequences. finally in my workshop again, after having to work in the kitchen for the last month since it was too cold to waste so much firewood to heat up the extra room... and i had a real helper who provided some live music!!!
 two strips two buckles
 live music played with a scresdriver, little bit teckno...
 add water
 edgework at tip
 famous brand
 flower center
 other belt is more rigid and precise
 repeating itself
 fill in
 fill in some more
 getting complicated
 getting simpler
there you are!!