Yes, I said a teacup holster. Tea dueling is a thing, who knew? Anyway, I designed this one for Burning Man. All the bars require you to bring your own cup.
I pretty much winged the design in illustrator. I didn’t bother to cut a mock-up and just went for it. I had to recut the straps as they were about an inch or so too long. Overall it worked really well. The next version can be refined a bit but this one is perfectly functional.
This shows the detail of the edge stitching and belt loop.
Nice holster! (Like how you adapted it for a teacup handle too. Never heard of tea dueling. Do you drink it or throw it at each other?)
Beautiful cup. Beautiful holster. Will you be gifting these? I admit to being ignorant of what goes on at Burning Man, but I understand gifting is one of the 10 principles.
This is way cool! Will you have a really fast draw with that cup?
I won’t be gifting them. There is always the possibility of making one or two for a special gift. I make postcards to gift.
I do print runs of 1000 cards and the first year I made packs of four cards - 1000 packs. Two years ago I did five designs so 1200 packs. Last year I went to eight cards. I decided that 2000 packs are too many. I can give out about 1200 any given year.
I hand out every pack. I don’t just leave a pile sitting there. It is a lot of fun and I meet a lot of people. It’s always great when I run into people that got cards a previous year.
These are the cards from last year.
It is about the biscuit rather than the draw. That doesn’t mean you can’t pack in style.
I’ve heard of gunpowder tea, but this is ridiculous!
Well, now I have learned something for the day, and may safely retire.
(I couldn’t be a tea dueller, I prefer lemon. That probably wouldn’t go well with the biscuit.)
Great leather work and a really beautiful cup. My mother collected mustache cups, now I have another option
What a thing!!! Now you need a little lip for your teaspoon…
That’s a new one for me. Now I’ll have to find a suitable one with saucer.
Since I was winging it for the design I decided not to add the teaspoon on the first go. I think I might try cutting two slits on the horizontal strap so it will form a loop for the spoon.
Ha! I just love this! Thank you for sharing this!
Very nice! Love the cross stitching. Such a beautiful cup and saucer deserve a nice secure lodging.
This is beautiful…I use one one of those red plastic mugs with the ‘leak proof” lid at BM … you are definitely prompting me to up my game…definitely. You must go by camp diy…they get up to some great stuff
…I’m planning on bringing a tiny letterpress printer with paper and a bunch of antique blocks but I plan on setting up with camp diy … hopefully with the ability to design on something vector on a tablet…and get the diy gut to carve the blocks on the fly with his cnc router…then crank away