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We Made a Stirrup Bag

We Made a Stirrup Bag

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December 21, 2017

We Made a Stirrup Bag  The Stirrup Bag workshop was an extremely successful class with some students surprised at their own ability to create something so beautiful! 
Admittedly, we ran out of time to complete the bag, as the students were our Guinea Pigs this first time, so future workshops will need to be two full days, with homework in between! 
Especially if the gusset is heavily tooled. 

Students firstly cut their side panels out of some goat skin with the colour or their choice and them proceeded to tool the veg tanned gusset with either stamping (embossing) or carving and tooling.  They then dyed their peices and strap to their liking and then assembled with either lacing or stitching with waxed thread. 

Pictured is Meghan's efforts for this magnificent specimen we call the Stirrup bag.  Amazing work from someone who was taught tooling only once previously in a wallet course she attended.  Awesome work, Meghan!

All in all, a very rewarding class. We will repeat this workshop next year along with the Verona bag and hopefully a backpack as well!