I’ve often appreciated leather – the smell, the tooling, the flexibility.
So, today I was in a basement workshop of a leather craftsman. His tools are fairly simple – even down to an antique seat where you can stitch leather.
As I listened to explanations and saw the artistic work, I was impressed. This is not an easy skill – I’m sure my expertise would not suffice. Beautiful tooling, supple leather and intricate sewing. All combine to make for the excellent examples I saw today.
Perhaps I need a new hobby. But, after seeing the patience required and the excellence that results – I’m not volunteering. Maybe I can take up chewing gum and walking at the same time!