from 2012 to 2015 I spent my off-seasons from shepherding on Orcas IslanD, Washington. I WAS fortunate to work in a sweet old log cabin built in the late 1870's, as well as the blacksmith shop of Jorgen Harle. There I have self taught myself the craft of functional leather work.
In the winter of 2016 I had the privilege to make the sweet Stitch down farm in Bethel, Vermont my home. At that time I was able to apprentice under a grand leather Worker and craftsman of many traditional crafts, will lisak of Etwas bags. It was with he that I developed and grew my skillsets and craft in traditional leather work. I'm grateful to have learned and practiced under will surely helping to progress my skill.
Check out this recent projects that I've endeavored on for the holidays!
I designed and made one of these pouches for myself after needing some reliable way to carry a gemstone on the daily without losing it in my pocket. After several folks commenting on it and expressing that they too had the issues of losing their stones to the ether I decided to make a few more.
I then began to think about how wearing color can be a part of our daily intentions in feeling awesome and in general feeling good beyond how it pairs with what we are wearing. Fire truck red and goldenrod yellow are my superwoman colors. What are yours?
Consider these pouches that are hand cut, stitched, and painted by yours truly a gift to yourself or another, one that has heart and meaning.
Let me know if you have a special color request beyond what I've offered. I'm happy to create the perfect color combo just for you.