Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Bag Loads of Knitting
I made an emergency call to Pene Durston, (misspenpen.blogspot.com) for help. As part of the raw wool series; I needed to finish these knitted bags with some leather strapping, and she pulled out this very cool medieval looking tool for cutting leather. We both agreed; this is one of the reasons to believe in the Craft; ingenious ancient tools that can outlive us; a moment we'll remember at the age of 90, bent over handstitching beautiful wax thread on leather.
I don't think my bags could have looked so polished without her help, and fantastic collection of tools, leather, snaps, buckles; not to mention the neat starched demin lining with pocket. Thanks Pene!