Ali Williams' Profile

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My name is Ali and I am a 28 year old adventure instructor currently traveling and working all over the world. You can follow my travels here:
www.wayfinderali.blogspot.com

I was lucky enough to learn leather craft from my parents. My Dad started Backstreet Leather in 1974 on a table made from salvaged floorboards and an old phone booth in the Cameron Village subway in Raleigh NC. My parents met when my mom came in to get a leather key chain with daisies on it, and the rest is history. I started doing leather work around age 8. My parents closed our small, family run shop called Backstreet Leather in 2013, so you'll only find us here on Etsy and on our website www.backstreetleather.com
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Growing up surrounded by all the tools and materials I needed, my creativity was free to roam. My style is a giant jumble of contrasting elements,…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 13
  • Joined July 27, 2008

Favorite materials

all kinds of leather, metal, fabric, yarn, wood, feathers, satin, silk, fur, velvet

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About

My name is Ali and I am a 28 year old adventure instructor currently traveling and working all over the world. You can follow my travels here:
www.wayfinderali.blogspot.com

I was lucky enough to learn leather craft from my parents. My Dad started Backstreet Leather in 1974 on a table made from salvaged floorboards and an old phone booth in the Cameron Village subway in Raleigh NC. My parents met when my mom came in to get a leather key chain with daisies on it, and the rest is history. I started doing leather work around age 8. My parents closed our small, family run shop called Backstreet Leather in 2013, so you'll only find us here on Etsy and on our website www.backstreetleather.com
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Growing up surrounded by all the tools and materials I needed, my creativity was free to roam. My style is a giant jumble of contrasting elements, just like my personality. I am inspired by music, art, history, nature and travel, and my designs reflect those inspirations.
The items you see in this shop are all handmade. I decided to put Backstreet Leather on Etsy to focus on our handmade designs.

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