Leatherworking at Wanstead
This case is for Jill Swan – a bit Hobbitty (Gandalf’s hat?).
This was a bit of an experiment using thin soft leather. The hand stitching is a pain the grooving and stitch marking is almost impossible – perhaps I should have machined it. The wet moulding worked out fine. Cutting the strap was also tricky, as you pull it through the cutter you stretch it – so it actually wider the more pressure you apply.
I am reminded of my weekend at Cherry Wood with Rob Exton on a leatherworking weekend.
There is no trick to wet moulding and making card templates is the only way to get the sizes right and a good fit.