Part of handmade leather products that I loved about is the process and the soul in the product. A simple cardholder crafted with chèvre leather. A story of its birthed that breathed life&soul into it. A reason for me to love my life for I know it’s not just a breath of air.
Bespoke Wine Bottle Holder
Handcrafted with passion and patience with the famous French leather Barenia. A good gift for a friend who loves wine.
Whiskey Glass Lanyard
Always love a glass of whiskey that I could have my handsfree and near me. Handcrafted with Barenia leather on the exterior for water resistant just in case it spills “what a waste”. Chevre leather on the interior for being so soft and light to the neck when you hang it around.
Minimalist Brogue Wallet (2 Compartment)
Handcrafted with the famous Barenia leather for exterior and Chevre for interior. I love this design that slips right into the side pocket of my jeans. Sometimes I use it for my business cards. You could use it as a wallet. It holds 8 cards comfortably with extra space for some notes.
Little Red Riding Hood
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a peculiar village near a misty forest. Whenever she went out of her home, she’ll wear a little red riding cloak. One fine afternoon, she had to get some grocery for dinner. So she set herself ready holding on a red&noir minimalist wallet. Made from light weighted & scratch resistance chèvre leather, it slip easily into her side pocket with no hassle.
Tools of the Trade
Everyone has their tools of trade. Some pack it in their bags, some have it invisible & some have it on their finger tips.
We are all craftsman in a sense but not all of us knows how to actually use the tool/s unless we build a relationship with them. The tool itself is just a tool. But as craftsman uses their tools for a prolong time, there is a relationship and tie build between them. The tool & the craftsman begin to form into one being.
In the initial stage, both parties wouldn’t aware of each other. As they held the first touch, they is a sense of accompaniment and security that these two party has. The craftsman then began to introduce himself to the tool and the tools does the same. There may be conflict at some point as they journey along side each other through each project/s. After awhile, both parties begin to understand each other personality.
Thread is like any craftsman best friend. I would call it our soul mate. We can’t live without them but working with them sometimes makes problems tangle. When we try to entangle the matter, sometimes we get frustrated and hope to cut off everything. But we can’t live without them.
Everything in life has a process. Even the easiest things in life like conversing with someone has a process. Just that we can’t see the process and subconsciously we just don’t realise it.
The few things I love what I do is the process. Not so much of experiencing it but knowing the reason why it is done this way with this method. Knowing the history behind the technique and tools. I’m still learning about the history of saddle stitching. History of when and where did it started. Some crafters say that the Romans started it whereby some crafter say it started from the Greeks like in Athens.
The process that I loved most in leather crafting is saddle stitching. It gives me the serenity peace and it feels therapeutic. Initially when I started a new technique called the awl & needle technique, I was so OCD with the straightness of my stitching. But after much practice, the stitching became better and better and better.