Leather Life 2018-02-15T17:25:31+00:00

Leather Life


A blog pertaining to my life in leather.

Navy Tan Long Wallet

The initial commissioned piece was quite different with a lot of back and forth, and changes before the design was finalised. Ordered by a client who wanted something unique, yet classic and would fit specific uses. This wallet comfortable fits 100AUD notes and has plenty of space for cards. I am quite pleased with how this piece turned out as it has a sleek and minimal appearance. Materials Amy Roke Polyester Thread Hand-stitched at 9 stitches per inch (3mm) with Dark Sapphire P45 (632 – 0.45mm). [...]

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: Project Builds|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Classic Bifold with Blue Accents

Ordered as a gift, this client had a very specific design and colour scheme in mind. It was the first time I had done angled pockets (and considering how it turned out, definitely not the last). Classic Bifolds are not the most interesting items to craft, but I hadn't made one in quite a long time, and it was nice to make use of new techniques I had learnt and new tools I had acquired on a timeless design. [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: Project Builds|Tags: , , , , |

The Threads of Leatherworking

This is my experience of the threads used in my leatherwork. I will talk about the usability, look, and acquisition of threads I've used, from an Australian's perspective.   *this post will be updated whenever I have the opportunity to try new threads out Atelier Amy Roke *My current and preferred thread. Atelier Amy Roke is a leather working group from China. They produce tools, materials, hard-ware, craft-materials, and finished products along with thread. They have two lines of thread, linen and polyester. Both come in a range of sizes and similar colours, with [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Reviews and Impressions|Tags: , , , , , , , |