Apologies for the hiatus. Took a break recently to travel around Taiwan, on a bicycle! The journey took us 9 days, and about 900km, a truly unforgettable experience! It is not like any tour of any country. Despite the sweat, achy muscles and backside, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Another thing that I truly enjoy, is leather crafting. So the moment I came back to Singapore, I started work on another project. This time, it is for a wallet. I used about a 3 oz. vegetable tanned outer, and about a 1 oz. vegetable tanned leather for the slots.
So let’s jump straight to the construction, and skip the measuring and cutting. After I have my pieces cut, I line them up to mark the placement of my first slot.
Stitching it down! And applying some contact cement for the 2nd slot.
Here’s after the slots have been secured, and placed.
I really love this shot a lot. Applied a few layers of neatsfoot oil and then finished off with mink oil. Really love the colour and tone. One of my favourite crafts so far!
Often times with leather crafting, you gotta plan out the stitching strategy that you take on. I have the internal sewing of the slots completed first, before I glued the outer slot to the inner slot.
After all holes have been punched.
Preparing for the sewing process!
Always remember to run your thread through some beeswax. It’ll really help the thug and pull.
And there we have it! A completed wallet. Ok. Not quite, yet to sand down the sides and burnish. But this is an almost complete product! If you want to see how it looks like, do visit me this coming June 25 – 26 @ Singapore University of Technology & Design, as I’ll be setting up a booth as a craft maker!If you like what you see, and see what you like, do feel free to contact us for existing work, or have your very own customized piece!
Have a great weekend!