Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bag and Belt Making Course in London (3)

In order to prepare well for the course I first practiced making fabric bags. They turned out OK. Below there is my first bag with a zipper sewn in. I used this fabric from IKEA to make two tablecloths, three … Continue reading

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Bag and Belt Making Course in London (2)

I was using quite a few very interesting tools. My favorite though was a cowhide mallet! Who knew you could make a mallet out of a piece of leather? You can use it to emboss letters or to make holes … Continue reading

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Bag and Belt Making Course in London

Last week I attended a bag-making and a belt-making course at Prescott & Mackay in London. It was a great experience thanks to the excellent instructor, Lesley, a great artisan and a very dedicated teacher. She made sure I understood … Continue reading

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