HANDLE YOUR INK. Tattooed leather accessories
Leather has so much potential (!!)….. I am itching to try furniture but thought I would try small scale first by making some small accessory items, with a little tattooed motif on them
All of the accessories are created from veg tan leather. This leather, was very pale… so I had to build and build up the layers of natural oils to get the colour depth i wanted. I have made it slightly uneven, so to appear worn around the edges!
The pattern is hand cut & prepared
Hand stitched, with waxed linen thread
Hand finished (edge bevelled & burnished)
Protected with leather finishes
Geo Bee, iPad cover
Ram & Peony iPad case
Geo Skull Clutch bag
I am going to look at doing a few more bag styles, maybe using english veg tan bridal leather … had some lovely samples back from an english tannery this week …
But I am definitely on the look out for a bit of ‘vintage industrial’ seating, which i can put a tattooed leather seat onto
…. or maybe a motor bike seat….. or ……. Just TOO MANY things I want to do !