Dunluce

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  1. I like it. The stitching is maybe a bit large but it suits the wallet
  2. Wallet Templates

    Ian Atkinson (Leodis Leather) also does a simpler patttern than the folded edge one. It isa lot cheaper and has a few options for build. A a six slot bifold is one of these. It is well explained and has an accompanying video
  3. Wallets layers?

    If you are determined to have 6 slots in a row how about doing it this way
  4. Leathercraft Masterclass

    Phil, i tried on my laptop and iPad. It was better on the laptop but was still slow. On the iPad some page just failed to load at all.
  5. Leathercraft Masterclass

    Philip, i htought I would have a look at your site and from what I see it looks interesting . Your free backstitch video was well explained . However I have found the site quite glitchy. Some pages takes ages to load and sometimes they only partially load then stop. I’m not criticising but just making you aware that it may put people off. I don’t know if anyone else had the same problem
  6. Tiger ver Far East threads

    Lie most others here I have tried several different threads but it is only with Tiger thread that I am more prone to the problem of stabbing the thread. I am not sure why but it is what it’s is. In addition actuallly prefer the way a round thread site especially with the ‘slanted’ style of stitching.
  7. Smell of Leather

    This reminds me on going to Petticoat Lane market in London years ago to buy a leather jacket. I found the smell of the leather really overpowering in the warehouse section of the market that sold the jackets. I was told later , by someone in the know, that they sprayed the jackets with gas canisters at the start of the day to give that ‘leather’ smell
  8. Tiger ver Far East threads

    Zuludog, yes there is a British supplier. It is Artisan leather at http://www.artisanleather.co.uk Be aware there is a notice on the site at present announcing the owner is sick and no orders will be taken until early October but you can still have a look at what they have got. I have always found them helpful and a quick service. At present they have 0.45 and 0.65 mm. And it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than Tiger thread.
  9. Tiger ver Far East threads

    I just bought some Amy Rose polyester thread and I like the way it sews and how it sits . Maybe it’s just me but I seem to have a problem with Tiger thread in that I keep catching it with the opposite needle when I an stitching and end up sewing through the middle of the thread. I don’t do that anywhere near as much with any other type of thread.
  10. Brass Briefcase Locks

    Abbey England has solid brass locks such as these http://abbeyengland.com/Store/List/0/CategoryID/426/Level/a
  11. I love simple well made clean looking leatherwork like this. Well done. Can I ask what thickness leather this is?
  12. Just one other thing. Is it okay to apply conditioner to pull up (don’t ask, why but I have already done it)
  13. Thanks for the replies. I thought that might be the case and to be honest I quite like the look. My sister is getting the bag for free so she will have to like it too!,
  14. I have started a bag for my sister and I bought some leather which is described as ‘Burnishing, Medium Handle, Natural Characteristics & Feature, Oiled, Pull Up, Soft Handle, Vegetable Tanned (Pure), Waxy’. I have no complaints about the leather itself, it seems good quality and and it has the soft feel she wants but it does mark very easily compared to what I have used before. There are several marks from where I have been working and after turning it you can see where it has be creased etc. Is that just a feature of this type of leather and is it something you cannot prevent against but rather let it happen and it become part of the character of the bag giving it a worn and used look?
  15. leather working magazine

    Just got my copy a couple of days ago. I think it’s a pretty good start and hopefully will develop. Seems aimed more at the beginner level at present