It is four years since I have tried to create my first leather item. I took a needle, thread, and a few pieces of leather scraps. During the next few hours, I made something so horrible that it is still hunting me in my nightmares. But that feeling of making my handmade leather item was the best thing ever.
Next few months, I spent a lot of time trying to learn how to work with leather. Thanks to my high school part-time job, I was able to buy a few basic tools – pricker, needles, threads, knife, etc.
I also set my first Facebook page, and I have to say – I am deeply sorry. If you were one of the fans who was watching my very beginnings, I know how traumatized you have to be now.
Then my mother gave me probably the best present in my life – a two-day course in Leathercraft. Thanks to this course, I was able to improve many things. I learned about cutting, coloring, sewing, and also decorating.
It gave me the right boost, and I became able to see the whole leathercraft in another spectrum.
It has been about 2 – 3 years, which I have spent mostly in my workshop, improving myself and spending money on new tools – colors, stamps, liners, punch tools, etc. Over time I was able to transform my hobby into a full-time job. I am always trying to learn new things, and I believe that my journey will be nearly endless. There are so many things you can do with leather – armors, bags, belts, flasks, necklaces, cases, and many more.
I hope you liked my little article and remember – there is always a way how to do what you love. JK Leathercraft, signing off.
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