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Tree of Life Satchel

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Dreadhead, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    My hands are now claws after a week of hard work getting this satchel made on time for my neighbour who returns from holiday tomorrow. She commissioned it a week ago, we agreed on size and colours and she chose the leather and asked for triple moon and a knotwork tree of life on the front so here are the fruits of my labour and i must say im chuffed with the results as im always dubious about taking on projects that use a large surface of leather as its difficult working around it in my 3x3 ft workspace

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    Thanks for looking
     
  2. ashby001

    ashby001 Forager

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    wow
    your neighbour is going to love that :D
     
  3. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    That is lovely Hamish, your neighbour is a lucky woman.
     
  4. Man of Tanith

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    As always hamish thats great mate.
     
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    Level up! .
     
  6. Robbi

    Robbi Full Member

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    my goodness thats lovely mate !
     
  7. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Sweet that Hamish :)
     
  8. luckylee

    luckylee On a new Journey

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    That looks great bud, that thread and stitching looks better too bud;)
     
  9. bilmo-p5

    bilmo-p5 Maker Plus

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    Tasty, Hamish.

    Tasty!
     
  10. Dannytsg

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    Great work as always
     
  11. Goatboy

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    That's a cracking piece of work Hamish, Don't know how you manage such a perfect finish on something so large. Your neighbour will be blown away when they get back and see that. Remember if your hands are sore they can be healed through glass - just put some whisky in it first and go and relax on deck.

    ATB,
    Colin.
     
  12. Niels

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    Looks awesome!
     
  13. Paddytray

    Paddytray Settler

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    W O W :wow1: that is awesome .
    Quality work again !
     
  14. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    thanks everyone im chuffed with the result, definitly feel like this is a big improvement in my work.

    And Lee, thanks for the stitching tips now using much thicker thread your right as always it looks much neater ;)
     
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    Hamish, that is beautiful mate, pure class
     
  16. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    Ok, that is just stunning. Leatherwork is a closed book to me, and that is wonderful work. Well done.
     
  17. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    This is one of those lovely things that just make me shake my head - stunning mate!
     
  18. Chiseller

    Chiseller Bushcrafter through and through

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    Eyup.........its not bad.....I can see your skill shining through as usual Hamish ......but its a poor choice of design imho ..... too uniform....I'd have gone for a design with more branch than root.
    Not knocking the work .....just the design...
    Tha knows I'm a fan ;)


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  19. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    aye i agree with you bud, i did want to use one that wasn't so uniform but she chose that specific design because its completely round and even. all in all its still a nice bit of knotwork :)
     
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    Hamish, nice one, so that is the project that has kept you busy this week!

    See ya,

    James
     

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