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I have a passion for crafting, creating, and constructing leather goods. It began when I was a child, experimenting and exploring all the different possibilities in transforming fabric with dye, and has evolved into hand dying lambskin hides. I am drawn to the individuality and unique patterns, the colorful variety of tones and tints, the uncontrollable factors and at times chaotic results. I strive to see the beauty in the swirling, or spiraling, or striated designs. I began embroidering as a way of highlighting movement as well as creating focal points. Using only the highest quality material allows for an enduring and lasting final product. I believe in attention to detail as well as quality construction in all my creations. Every aspect of my craft is handmade. From the mixing of dyes to the actual dyeing of the leather, to measuring and cutting the pattern and in turn stitching the pieces of leather together constructing the…

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  • Born on July 9
  • Joined March 10, 2010

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I have a passion for crafting, creating, and constructing leather goods. It began when I was a child, experimenting and exploring all the different possibilities in transforming fabric with dye, and has evolved into hand dying lambskin hides. I am drawn to the individuality and unique patterns, the colorful variety of tones and tints, the uncontrollable factors and at times chaotic results. I strive to see the beauty in the swirling, or spiraling, or striated designs. I began embroidering as a way of highlighting movement as well as creating focal points. Using only the highest quality material allows for an enduring and lasting final product. I believe in attention to detail as well as quality construction in all my creations. Every aspect of my craft is handmade. From the mixing of dyes to the actual dyeing of the leather, to measuring and cutting the pattern and in turn stitching the pieces of leather together constructing the framework for the final product. The embroidering and to the lining is all precisely hand-sewn. The result is a perfect combination of creativity, craft, and functionality.

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