I basically just held it all in place with my hands as I stitched and corrected it as I go, as I didn't want to use any form of adhesive on the material incase it got tacky. Luckily I had a spark of pre-planning with this one as I ordered a miniature version of the tartan so more of the crosshatching would be visible on a smaller scale, and so I used the pattern as guide line. For the rolled edge on the inside pockets, I stitched right across one patterned line, rolled it over, and ran the stitch along another parallel line which kept it nice and straight if that makes sense?Fantastic! A true work of art.
How did you adhere the tartan to the leather? Did you employ any special technique to get such smooth results? How did you keep the tartan material from stretching while you worked with it?
Engelbert says that that's The Magic of Christmas!Thanks folks
Received this message last night on facebook:
"Hi hamish , I'm Eddie the carpenter that is so fortunate to have received this beautiful chisel roll that you made for me , I am eternally grateful to both you and Louise . I was holding back tears when I opened it . It will be filled with the finest chisels hand made in Japan , used every day and it will be cherished as long as I live . Maybe one day I can make something for you that will make you smile every time you use it , thanks again Eddie"
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Engelbert says that that's The Magic of Christmas!
Seriously though Hamish that was good of him to contact you, good to hear one craftsman praise another. Top stuff sir.
Absolutely. Occaisionally I get sent pictures by customers years after purchase and I love to see my work once it has been 'broken in' and used properlyI'm so hoping it does get used every day rather than put in a drawer for fear of marking. It would be good too to see a picture with all those shiny new chisels in place!