Shaping a Billet End

Written on 06 Oct 2016

How to shape a billet end:

billet smaller copy-resized-1024pxShaping the end of a billet isn’t as difficult as you might think. Just take some stiff card, a ruler or square and a compass, then follow these instructions…

Butt and Box Stitch – Part 5. Practising Box Stitch

Written on 02 Oct 2016

Leather pots and containers

Cylindrical keepsake pots which have been both butt and box stitched

This post follows on from the previous blog post ‘Butt and Box Stitch – Part 4. Preparing for Box Stitch’, and assumes that you have prepared your leather, ready to start practising Box Stitch.

Firstly, prepare a thread which is at least five times the length of the area to be stitched, with an additional 8 or 9 cm.

Butt and Box Stitch – Part 4. Preparing for Box Stitching

Written on 05 Sep 2016

Box Stitching leather

stitching right angles

On first sight Box Stitch can look a bit daunting, but it’s really not much different to Butt Stitch. If you’ve gained confidence in angling the harness awl to exit exactly where you want it for Butt Stitch, you’re just a small step away from mastering Box Stitch.

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