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Leather Fringed Wool Wrap

Make It : Leather Fringed Wool Wrap

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I’ve received several requests from viewers for a detailed process of the leather fringed wool shawl that I made for Martha’s cozy show. For those of you who plan to make their own shawl or scarf, hopefully this post will helpful. A woven fabric is said to be cut on the bias, or cross-grain, when the fabric’s warp …

Leather Blotter

Inspiration Board : Leather Blotter

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For the September 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living, I created four decorative and practical ideas using leather. September is traditionally the “Home and Decorating” issue. Leather makes a beautiful desk blotter. It is soft yet sturdy enough to take years of writing. It will age well, and if you don’t write much it makes …

Leather Impact

Our Sources : Leather Impact

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New York is home to a vast array of specialty stores.  I had heard about Leather Impact’s tremendous leather selection, but only stopped by for the first time last week.  I don’t typically work with leather, so I had no idea what to expect.  They offer a HUGE range of cords and straps, along with …

Luxury Crafting. Bottega Veneta.

Photo Galleries : Luxury Crafting. Bottega Veneta.

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When Tomas Maier, the creative director of Bottega Veneta, was scheduled to appear on the show in early October, I was quite thrilled to say the least. When it came to my attention that he would not only be showcasing a selection of Bottega handbags, but would also be accompanied by the actual Italian craftsmen …

The Tale of Ted

TV Crafts : The Tale of Ted

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Ted is the beloved bear of set stylist and cookie decorator extraordinaire Daniele Boglivi Fiori. She has had him for many years and of course is very attached to him. Then one day Dani and her husband added a new member to their family, a sweet dog, most of the time, by the name of …

Open Studio : Welcome to Open Studio

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We got such a great response to our posts about the craft room, we thought it would be fun to show you where we work when were not working, if you know what I mean. So, for the next few weeks, every Thursday we will give a small studio tour of our personal crafting spaces …

Inspiration Board : Handmade in Portland

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I love this bag from Sara Barner, I’m really into the twisted handles. She and I used to work together at a leather accessories shop in the lower east side of Manhattan. She moved to Portland and started her own line of leather goods, Rose, all made by hand in her studio. She uses simple …