Nancy LaRose's Profile

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Ever since I can remember I've liked to make things. I become absorbed figuring out ways to repair aged and interesting objects that are broken, or, to find a new use for materials full of character. There's something about the story they tell that calls to me and I feel compelled to highlight the potential that others might overlook.

Two years ago a friend decided to close her retail store and offered me all her upholstery leather and fabric swatches. "Can you do anything with these? My answer, "Hum-m, let's see". Since then I've been making one of a kind leather and fabric handbags. I love the opportunity to reuse these beautiful Italian leather swatches. I paint and print textures and words on the leather and then combine these into a functional bag. Rather than remaking the same design over and over, as I did in my card business, I'm enjoying the creative process of each bag being one…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 29
  • Joined April 1, 2009

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all materials especially those I can reuse and inspire a new idea

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About

Ever since I can remember I've liked to make things. I become absorbed figuring out ways to repair aged and interesting objects that are broken, or, to find a new use for materials full of character. There's something about the story they tell that calls to me and I feel compelled to highlight the potential that others might overlook.

Two years ago a friend decided to close her retail store and offered me all her upholstery leather and fabric swatches. "Can you do anything with these? My answer, "Hum-m, let's see". Since then I've been making one of a kind leather and fabric handbags. I love the opportunity to reuse these beautiful Italian leather swatches. I paint and print textures and words on the leather and then combine these into a functional bag. Rather than remaking the same design over and over, as I did in my card business, I'm enjoying the creative process of each bag being one of a kind.

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