After only a couple of days back I set off to make baskets, at Pyrites Craft Camp in Gloustershire, but ended up spending the week making a funky leather skelt (probably a made up word) but as you can see from the pics it's a cross between a belt and a skirt!
The Camp works on a first come first served basis at tutor selection time and by the time I got to the tutor after sorting out that my som had the workshop her wanted the class was full. So after chuntering a bucket full I swiftly got over it and decided to go with Jeanie leather worker extraodinaire. Master of hippy flaps and dangley things, she was just the teacher I needed!
The Making of the Skelt
I made the pattern my self basically by holding paper against my body and drawing on it.
Deciding on contrasting leather I think it was chrome tanned - my memory is a bit rubbish (should have written it down)
I had a Fabulous time and a great laugh. Met some fab people who made some great stuff see for your self..
|View from the tent towards Nailsworth|
|Jeanies Leather Class's Wrok|
|Kids Nature Weaves|
|Green wood work ladles, bowls and spoons|
|Slubed Glass Bowls|
|Baskets and other willow stuff|
|Burned wood bowls and other Green wood stuff|
|Woven hangngs made with bent hazel frames|