Journal

07 May

Backpack making phase 3: cut out all pattern pieces! #makingbags #leatherbackpack #reclaimedleather #sustainablefashion #handmadebags #ooak #designerbackpack #abstractpatterns #recycledleather #backstitched_design (at Thomas, West Virginia)...

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04 May

Phase 2 of making backpacks: drawing pattern onto leather… this is the exciting stage where I design the bag onto the leather! #recycledbags #makingbags #reclaimedleather #sustainablefashion #handmadebags #ooak #designerbags #backstitched_design (at Thomas, West Virginia)...

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02 May

Backpacks in the making! For the next month I’ll be documenting the process of making my new backpacks. I finally finished the design and I want to share with y’all what it takes to create these bags. So stay tuned and follow me along the...

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23 Apr

studio inspiration and art bxl weekend… @jrbrubaker @melanie_berger__ @greylightprojects #artbrussels #studioinspiration (at Brussels, Belgium)...

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24 Mar

Hand making my Backstitched tags takes soooo long, but I’m always happy with how they look when finished. And when I get to put them on bags!! #handmadeleather #bagtags #leathertag #upcycledbags #reclaimedleather #handmadebags (at Thomas, West Virginia)...

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19 Mar

Abstract quilt studies… #repurposedleather #repurposedtextiles #thomasartwalk #miniquilts #abstract #colorsandtextures #upcyclingart (at Thomas, West Virginia)...

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09 Mar

This book inspired a mini road trip through southern WVA and a visit to Catherine Venable Moore’s studio :) (at Fayetteville, West Virginia)...

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28 Feb

Vertical computer bag made from upcycled black biker jacket… with dark purple stitching! Out in the mail today… #handmadeleather #leatherjacket #recycledleather #recycledleatherbag #upcycledleather #bikerjacket #customleather #handmadebag #blackleatherjacket (at Thomas, West Virginia)...

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22 Feb

Anvil detail… Exercises in design for upcoming reclaimed leather quilt show! #quilts #quiltdesign #appalachiaart #handmadeleather #leatherjacket #upcycledleather #leatherquilt #reclaimedleatherquilt (at Thomas, West Virginia)...

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