So like @geek2nurse called it, now that I’ve started posting I’m hooked on the badges! So I’ll be sharing a few more of the things I’ve been making since I got my forge last May, purely for badges and likes (just kidding, I like making friends, inspiring, and getting to know you guys too!)
I do a lot of engraving on leather - mostly misc oil tanned from @SpringfieldLeatherCo. This is one of my favorite pieces so far: it’s a hand stitched agenda cover for my Hobonichi Techo Cousin planner (I’m a planner nerd, lol).
Thank you! I haven’t done navy but would imagine the engrave would be dark and wouldn’t contrast greatly. It much depends on the type / process of tanning the leather is (you shouldn’t engrave or cut chrome tans because of the fumes the tanning chemicals give off). I imagine a navy veg tan would take well, just wouldn’t be of high contrast.
I really appreciate your feedback! As you can tell, I’m doing research before attempting to laser my leather and the term chrome tans is new to me. I’m assuming that I cannot cut or engrave faux leather??
Thanks @mrinken ! It is all hand stitched. I have diamond tip leather punches and do all the sewing with a double needed stitch and a stitching pony. It’s easy to learn and definitely takes practice to master but the end result is totally worth it! Good luck!