3 years ago (+/-) this prototype bag started out as next image. How does the leather - starting out as unequal tones receiving the equal amounts of light and exposure out in my life - become the same shade of darkness? common sense told me they would remain at varying shades...guess not!
mock up of new leather bag design currently playing with.
came across this veg tan leather wall hanging by brand hender scheme at an opening at mohawk general store west / venice. quite amazing isn't it. i love veg tan leather!
veg tan leather washed brings out a wrinkled texture. the character of textile.
daniele at gjusta and told her i've made 2 new sizes for a three size series of her namesake bag.
daniele side saddle original (pictured without shoulder strap)
daniele side saddle 2
daniele half saddle
erica tanov berkeley store.
visiting a friend in echo park, her house newly remodeled - felt compelled by the (day) light to take a photograph. my veg tan document bag laying around.
frances bag (in veg tan leather) hanging out in tokyo.
drawstring bag in veg tan leather - complete
dear remodelista...thank you for the post of my nomadic 2 bag in veg tan leather :)
We can't wait to see these designers––and more!––at our annual Remodelista Holiday Market in San Francisco at Heath Ceramics. Seen here: Silvia Song, Edie Kahula Pereira . Specialty Dry Goods, Sarah Kersten Studio and THE CITIZENRY. http://remodeli.st/2fIvOFn
shoulder bag. magnet closure hand sewn to bag.
veg tan leather is exposed. markings (both natural and man made) are a document to the cows life. selecting these hides for my bags are time consuming. it's very rare to find a hide clear of markings. they end up becoming cut away pieces as most stores prefer no 'imperfections' in the stock they receive. making for echo park craft fair and now parachute market, i enjoy going into the cutaways box of veg tan. making a textile of sorts, i dig through the box looking for imperfections that are perfect together. hides tanned days and months away from each other, exposed to the harshest and not so harsh sun rays and winds in the area behind my apartment in santa monica...pieces become variations in nude. to purchase click here.