Machine-Stitched Bag!

As of Saturday the 11th, I have concluded all the projects of the year-long program at Amblard Leather Atelier with the completion of my machine-stitched bag  (I have even learned how to split leather using the skiving machine)! To think that a little over a year ago, my sister and I independently found Amblard the same day and decided to give it a try. We started with the two-hour evening class and knew this was what we wanted to do during the first class of just cutting paper! We did six evening classes and as soon as a new session started, we were on board for each of the four 12-week full-day programs. , We can’t thank Beatrice “Bea” Amblard enough for providing this incredible opportunity sharing her knowledge of the centuries-old craft of refined leather working. Bea and her daughter, Amelia, are amazing artists and teachers!

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Interior with zippered and iPhone pockets, as well as the magnetic closure.

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There is always a cattle brand on each hide. This one was H5. I utilized it as my initial HS and used it as the bottom of the bag.

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The slide allows the strap to be shortened so I can either carry it short on my shoulder or long across the body.

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Next up … project of my own design without any restricted guidelines!!!

 

Photo credit – top photo by Amelie Amblard

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