Using multi colours?
I like to highlight a small part of a project using a completely different colour in the thread. Like in this example with my fountain pen case where I used a bright orange thread for the closure, and everything black. Here is the pen case project: https://craft.janmalmstrom.com/portfolio/the-pen-case/
We cannot use the same thread and thickness for all our work. Well, we can, if we are only working with one kind of things. But in my case, I go from making an axe-sheath that requires a thicker and sturdier thread to small leather goods which would look too […]
Who am I?
My name is Jan. I have always been interested in craftwork, although leathercraft is relatively new to me. My professional background is as a graphic designer, then in branding, and for the last 15 years as a photographer.
I think there is something remarkable to turn a piece of wood or a bit of leather into something useful or perhaps even beautiful. Today, we are so occupied working for others and working against a timeline or budget that we have forgotten how nice it is to make something […]