I made this post to show how I wrap bottles for beading, but it is also good for insulating bottles, protects them from breaking, etc...A bottom piece can be added, a tie to hang, or really any modifications. Sticky pine sap can also be used in place of any glue.
Full write-up here https://www.minds.com/blog/view/866975112610336768
Working with top grain leathers is basically the same. The differences are;
- adding any tooling before wrapping
- saturating the leather with water to make it pliable enough to wrap
- leaving a 5/8" allowance to clip the leather in place while it dries
- larger thread, adding holes after stretching/forming/drying the leather
- trim the leather after drying, just before stitching
If using a heavy (8-10 oz) veg tan, you can form and dry around a mold, then stitch together without the mold, making a firm leather container, basket, etc...So long as it stays dry once finished, it will hold it's shape for years.
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