Exploration No. 010 - a set of indigo dyed circle coasters that were set aside for their particularly interesting texture. I like to think they look like the moon 🌑
Exploration No. 009 - Sashiko stitched indigo gradient wallet. Went all out! 1 of 1.
A week into April. These guys will be 25% off through the month!
Exploration No. 008/Day 3 of the new-indigo-exploration-every-day-of-this-week - Roughout Gradient. I’m particularly curious about how this will age. Should be sweet!
As promised, a new indigo Exploration every day this week!
Explorations No. 006 - Indigo Horizon Wall Clock. 10 oz veg tan face, dipped in a vat of natural indigo. US made down to the clock movement.
Indigo Collection | Batch No. 4. Up now!
Winter’s gloom is slowly lifting and it’s finally starting to feel like spring ‘round here. So to celebrate, we’re offering 25% off our waxed blackwatch cap throughout April! April showers bring May _____. Complete the saying for the discount code. Happy spring!
Explorations project #5. First non-leather item ever! Woot!
Explorations project #4. Up on the site now!
“Alphabet I” by Paul Klee (1938)
…and the inside. The neat thing about sashiko stitching with a saddle stitch is that the inside mirrors the outside unlike traditional sashiko stuff. Also gives a bit of an idea what the outside might look more like once it darkens.
Last Friday’s project that I realized I didn’t post. Sashiko round II. Tried a new pattern. Veg tan outside with chestnut lining. Thought it’d be fun to witness the stitching start to pop as the leather darkens and patinas. I think we might be a go on this! Possible future Explorations project. Keep an eye out.
One of my New Years resolutions was to give myself more time and opportunities to do more creative/fun work. In between straight crafting, fulfilling orders, and all the other admin work that goes into running a small company, I found myself really missing the whole creative process and missing the creative freedom to stray from what’s pictured or offered in our staple collection. We consider ourselves very much of a craft/design house rather than a regular brand that creates seasonal and/or fixed lines. So in that spirit, we’ve deemed Fridays “Friday Funday” in the studio which I’m hoping will essentially be the field that we sow our little ideas that just might sprout and grow into Explorations projects or even pieces that might find their way into our staple collection. What if we have a crazy idea to make leather wall clocks? Let’s try it!
Friday Funday and the Explorations projects will also allow us the creative freedom to do some fun deviations and mods to our existing projects. Maybe we wanna make a two-tone Dopp Kit? Or maybe make some Key Clips with brass hardware? Why not?!
2014 is gonna be a fun one. Woo!