Journal

01 Oct

Backpack No. 2! A mix of upcycled brown leather with teal stitching. Features of all my backpacks include: -exterior zipper pocket -interior zipper pocket -interior computer pocket -2 exterior side pockets with snaps -comfy adjustable straps - a sturdy handle - a zipper closure - a reinforced bottom gusset -a rough cut hide...

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27 Sep

Phase 9 - finish the backpacks and get beautiful friend to model them for you! This finishing phase encompasses lots of different stages… attaching exterior to interior, top stitching, attaching straps to bag, and adding zipper pulls and finishing touches. I always think I’m done at...

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20 Sep

So excited that my work is up for the art walk @apartmentearth gallery tonight! Come by and say hi between 5-8pm. #reclaimedleather #upcycledleather #leatherquilt #dutchmanspuzzle #quiltdesign #leather #abstract #textileart #sustainableart #ecoart #artwalk #madeinwv #appalachianart #madeinthemountains #backstitcheddesign (at Apartment Earth) https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn9G9Zwno1j/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1famcdtagc3dq...

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14 Sep

Four black leather quilt squares… #blackleather #reclaimedleather #upcycledleather #leatherquilt #quiltsquare #blackisthenewblack #thomaswv (at Thomas, West Virginia) https://www.instagram.com/p/BnuOD-eHAoS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=17enezgqwmxls...

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13 Sep

Onto the next piece… and playing more with triangles :) My show is a week from today at Apartment Earth! So excited to see these pieces up on a wall! #reclaimedleather #upcycledleather #pinwheel #quiltsofinstagram #leatherquilt #studiodays #stitching (at Thomas, West Virginia) https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrNXX2Hlyo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=8v77hfut059a...

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12 Sep

8 hours of stitching triangles done! #reclaimedleather #dutchmanspuzzle #stitching #upcomingshow #quiltpattern #leatherquilt (at Thomas, West Virginia) https://www.instagram.com/p/BnoxZX6n8sk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=2lgt7vzyvitd...

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11 Sep

288 triangles glued down and ready to stitch! Preparation for my upcoming show @apartmentearth on September 20th. #reclaimedleatherquilt #leatherquilt #usingupscraps #dutchmanspuzzle #flyinggeese #quilts #repurposedleatherjacket #thomaswv (at Thomas, West Virginia) https://www.instagram.com/p/BnmcOPnAvoe/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1g0zm4s036ad6...

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30 Aug

Reimagined Jeans - one of my pieces up in the Sleeth Gallery as part of the “Home makers” exhibition. #recycledfashion #reclaimedleather #abstract #redleather (at West Virginia Wesleyan College) https://www.instagram.com/p/BnHniqYgGKH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=19uitemjzmlzr...

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28 Aug

#Repost @frockandrollwv with @get_repost ・・・ Hey local friends: “Home Makers” is getting a second life at @wvwcsleethgallery! The opening is 4:30-6:00 on Thursday, with an artists’ talk to follow. Come out and see us! (at Sleeth Gallery)...

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21 Aug

Phase 9 of making backpacks! The linings are all stitched up and ready to be attached to the bags, the leather top zipper casings are finished and ready to be attached and the bag is almost ready to assembled. Just need the flap and another...

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