Helpful tip: When putting together an inlaid design, lay the leather over the paper pattern. This will ensure the leather doesn’t distort, and also provide guidelines for laying in multiple layers.
All of the main pieces are in place–now for the details.
The largest feathers have double inlay.
It’s taking me about an hour to stitch one complete Phoenix. I have one done and three more to go.
I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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