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Production and Design

I am a painter by training and passion.  I began making bags quite by chance.   I crisscross ideas on color and design from my training as a 2-dimensional artist and translate it to 3-dimensional art in the form of my bags.  The natural beauty marks, grains and edges of full grain leather inspire the designs of each handmade bag. Using premium full grain leather hides is similar to using the finest fabrics for garments; the draping, the thickness and the softness, or stiffness of the leather goes into the design process. I use premium full grain cowhide to make my bags, because it is the best and most durable leather.  Smaller, unlined bags are made without patterns and are inspired by the uniqueness of each hide.  I have designed patterns for larger bags, which are lined with a polyester silk, backed with muslin and double stitched. The linings are sewn on a standard sewing machine, but the majority of the stitching  is done on an industrial sewing machine, and loose threads are hand-stitched and knotted.   Each bag is serialized in order of production.   All of my bags are thoughtfully made, by me, with ease of functionality in mind.  Wear your Art!