A new leatherwork magazine!
‘Waxing the Thread’ is a modern, practical, workshop magazine for hobbyists of traditional leatherwork.
Issue 2 starts with a Pattern Page aimed at beginners and will be a good reminder of the basic techniques learnt in Issue 1.
Next is Project 1 where you can follow the simple step-by-step guide and colour photos as you work through the project. We’ve given you a a choice of 3 ways to complete this project, arranged in order of difficulty.
Project 2 will develop your skills further and is more advanced than Project 1. As before, there is a scaled down pattern along with another step-by-step, photo guide. The guide is also a bonus for those more experienced leatherworkers who appreciate the occasional treat of working from a pre-drawn pattern – just making, without the maths!
Designed to build on the skills developed in Projects 1 and 2, is the second of our Pattern Pages. We’re pretty sure you’re going to want to make this leather tool bag! Assuming that you’ve worked with all the patterns in the magazine, we don’t think you’ll find this too difficult. Making this final item will encourage you to plan the order of construction or assembly. Each of the Project and Pattern Pages state which materials (and leather substances) we used when making the projects ourselves, and we’ve even stated which company we purchased the leather from.
There’s also information and guidance when buying leather as we appreciate that this can be difficult for beginners. We’ve also included a little information about fixings and basic engineering, plus a tool kit guide and a section on ‘The Cutting Edge’ (no prizes for guessing what that covers) 🙂 Just to keep you busy, we’ve even included a couple of How-To’s and hope you’ll find the ‘Hand Stitching’ page useful too.
You’ll also discover why we travelled to the Isle of Anglesey, what’s so inspirational about Otis Ingram’s new book Leatherworks, and find out why we reluctantly agreed to work with rawhide. Once again, we’ve included the ‘Readers Pages’, this time with Q&A’s and hope we can entice you to get involved with them for future issues. And finally, there’s the ‘Just For Fun’ page with two competitions and a little encouragement to get the kids engaged in leather-working 🙂
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