Sam made me a fabulous new table, gargantuan in fact. It's on castors so I can move it around, I can roll out huge hides, work on multiple patterns at once, Leo even plays underneath! I am a little awed by its size, but it really is perfect for having a few projects on the go at one time.
Sync's sketches on pearl kid leather, laid over blue patent. Tall sci-fi boots.
And another video for your entertainment. Stitching the pieces onto the patent. This was so much fun; random, asymmetrical, unplanned, totally opposite to the way in which I normally work.
I love my sewing machine, we have been buddies for over 10 years now. It feels so satisfying to stitch through leather, there's a finality to it, a particular sound as the chisel tip pierces the hide, and if you get it wrong then you have to cut a new piece - those holes aren't going away.
It's a bit confronting to see the face I make when concentrating on my sewing, I can credit my Dad for that hard-working chin!
Listening to : Blackalicious - Aural Pleasure