I save lots of pins on construction details. These kinds of photos are great both for inspiration and getting a peek into how something is made. I also like seeing how different combinations of colors and/or materials will turn out such as the copper reinforcements in the third handle photo or the hand sewing over machine sewing of the last photo.
The work I see here emulates projects I did 50yrs ago by instinct, but, they take it to another level, much higher, exquisite.
I suggest that leather smiths of 100, or 1,000, yrs ago would be not just entertained but ecstatic to see these works.
That’s an interesting thought, Moriyah. And I think you’re absolutely right: The momentum and degree of refinement we’ve seen in leatherworking, even just in the past few decades, has been incredible. Thanks for taking the time to read and share your insight.
I go further, after Leather there is nothing more essential to leatherwork than stitching. As I review the pics from your contributing artists it makes me want to sew and sew some more.
How beautiful. Again, exquisite.
Sewing is definitely a life-long practice. There is always further refinement to be made. Having a clear, organized line of stitches can really elevate a piece! Thanks again for chiming in, Moriyah!