Quality remains after price is forgotten!

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Quality remains after price is forgotten!


Back to basics

What does it takes to make a great product?

Some nice uncoloured veg tanned leather, a beautiful linen thread, a simple but elegant design, without forgetting the indispensable love and know-how every true craftsmen put into his work…

That’s it: less is more

Get these things and you’ve got it all to produce a timeless piece of craft that you will proudly carry around for many years and even be able to pass down from generation to generation.

I intentionally choose natural veg tanned leather with nothing on top, no paint, no PU coating or God knows what tanneries are putting on their leather in order to cover natural defects and to please the fashion dictators choosing what we have buy and fill your closet with.

These types of coated leather are not getting better with age! They suffocate under their  synthetic coatings, can’t be taken care of as they do not absorb creams, oils or waxes, they just crack, crumble, get ugly scratches and so on.

60 years ago we were maybe spending more for a wallet or a bag but it was supposed to last for many many years, and yes: "quality remains after price is forgotten" some of our grandparents were also saying: "I am too poor to buy cheap stuff"

I am really glad to see your guys participating to the resurrection of the craft, doing it with love and passion, it seems like leather craft is back and stronger than ever. Not simply the craft itself but the philosophy as well!

Double flap wallet tutorial:

This week I have prepared a new tutorial for a wallet that closes with two flaps, it has card slots and multiple pockets, one being hidden between the two flaps.

You will find below the video tutorial and a link for pattern download as well as links to the tools used. 

Affordable leather crafting tool kit: http://amzn.to/2nGuJ8C
List of tools :
- Scratch awl: http://amzn.to/2nBcFya
- Diamond shape awl: http://amzn.to/2pq6v09
- NT cutter: http://amzn.to/2o3wCJT
- Scratch compass: http://amzn.to/2pq78XB
- Mallet: http://amzn.to/2ooxETF
- Saddler leather hammer: http://amzn.to/2omBta5
- Bees wax: http://amzn.to/2nB3NZp
- Pricking iron: http://amzn.to/2p3O6H0
- Small pliers: http://amzn.to/2pqaSbu
- Crepe eraser to clean products: http://amzn.to/2oZk0YC
- Regad electric creasing equipement: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftnTools?section_id=18214546

1 comment

  • Judi

    I’ve registered with you – I’d love to make the wallet that you said would be emailed to me. Yet to receive it!
    With thanks

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