Sunday, 2 March 2014

Leather day out - sorry no photos as the system has failed me!!

Not having a good day blog wise!  Started writing early this morning and couldn't load photos.  I do not see much point just writing if you cannot occasionally have a picture and they did not load.  Blogger Help was no use, so if there is anyone out there who can help let me know.

Right the rant is over now.  Had a good day yesterday with the 50+ Adventure Club at the University of Northampton's Leather Department where we learnt how hides are processed from the animal to the finished product.  Any skins can be used and we even saw finished salmon skins.  Should be a lovely picture here of a piece of leather with leaves on which was accomplished by pressing Choisiya and others.  The smell was beautiful as the leaves oils were released in the pressing process.  By the way it takes 6-8 hides to cover a two seat sofa.

Currently working on my Higham Piecemakers WW1 Christmas Challenge which is coming along nicely.  Free machining quilting break at the moment as anyone who does this will know you must have.  After this is completed I will put the binding on and then it will be finished, which is just as well as it has to be ready by the end of March.

1 comment:

  1. my fail-safe when photos won't load is to just sign out then back in again. photos should come up with no probs.