Third Leather Project

The difference between our initial two-hour evening session versus an all-day class? Projects get completed! Doesn’t hurt with our doing a little “homework” on the side either…

Project #3 is a billfold wallet using contrasting leather, smooth versus textural, and our first time using grain leather! The color palette for grain leather is a lot more extensive than the one for smooth leather so choosing a combination becomes exponentially more difficult! 😉 Fortunately I wanted to make this for hubby so could at least narrow the decision down to “manly” colors…

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Currently in progress – eyeglass case where we will learn how to add a leather-covered snap! 😀

Oh… after that, there are  five projects between me and my FIRST TOTE! Stay tuned!!!

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Second Leather Project

My second Leather Project at Amblard Leather Atelier’s Beginner Session was a Notebook Cover. It’s a reinforcement for the first Card Holder project – exact same techniques but only larger.

I went with my favorite dark green smooth leather again and my hand pricked stitches on the interior came out straighter than before!

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Close up of the stitches and finishing.

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Comparing the size of the two projects:

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Nephthys Shawl

Now that we have completed our annual MKAL (Mystery Knit A Long) on our Ravelry group, enVision, the full pattern of my latest lace shawl design is released!

Nephthys Shawl is a deep-crescent shaped shawl named after Nephthys: an Egyptian goddess who was the personification of darkness and all that belongs to it and sister to goddess Isis. Nephthys means “lady of the house” but in this case, it’s referred to a house of worship, thus referring to the goddess as being in the role of a priestess rather than a homemaker.

Nephthys is a mostly solid shawl with lace accents and is the result of Hayley’s current love of knitting lace and her early obsession with cables. Nephthys uses approximately 675-750 yards / 615-685 meters for the regular version and 825-1050 yards / 755-960 meters for the large version in fingering-weight yarn. It may also be knitted in heavier weight yarn for a warmer and cozier shawl. Nephthys may be knitted with or without beads.

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