Phase 9 of making backpacks! The linings are all stitched up and ready to be attached to the bags, the leather top zipper casings are finished and ready to be attached and the bag is almost ready to assembled. Just need the flap and another trip to my friend’s heavier duty machine... Next week is the finale of my backpack making process. Stay tuned!
After working through some technical difficulties with my sewing machine, I’m back on track with the backpacks! Phase 8 of backpack making: Making the linings for the bags and attaching the gussets to the front and back of the bags. A couple more phases to go and these babies are done!!! A huge thank you to Morgan Smith from @lamplightgallery for the temporary use of his machine! #reclaimedleather #leatherbackpack #handmadebags #troubleshooting #backontrack #thatswhatfriendsarefor
Some of my work up at @romanogallery in Charleston. Come down and listen to the @honeycuttband live now!!
A sneak preview of my work up at @romanogallery this Thursday for the Art walk in Charleston! I’m excited to be participating alongside @frockandrollwv and @crystalbrown for the show entitled “Home Makers” - an exploration of the intersections between the domestic, craft, and art. Opening from 5-8. Come say hi if you’re in the area. And a huge thanks to @greggoxley for doing an amazing job hanging the show, helping with price lists and taking this photo! #reclaimedleather #leatherart #leatherandtextile #leatherwallhanging #domestic #craft #art #home
Sooo much fascinating information and inspiring people at the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit this last week! Thanks so much to the National Consortium or Creative Placemaking and all the people who brought this to West Virginia!! @artplaceamerica @tamarackfoundation #cplsummit #creativeplacemaking #artsinappalachia #handmadeappalachia
Phase 7 of making backpacks... getting closer!! Here’s where I attach the D-rings that hold the strap, the handle and the back leather strip onto the back of the bag. I also make the zipper casing for the closure of the bag... again all the zippers for the pockets and closures for all my bags are hand done! #handmadebags #handmadeleatherbags #handmadebackpack #ooak #slowfashion #processshot #madeinamerica #madeinwv #ecofriendly #sustainablefashion #wearableart