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Posted on May 7, 2013 by Natalie Davis on Austin, Canoe, studio visit, workshop

Tooling Workshop June 1st

Join us in our Austin studio to experience an introduction to leatherworking, using your new skills to tool a personalized leather key chain. You will learn the basics of leatherwork: selecting the right leather weight for different design projects, using tools to stamp leather, how to case leather, and basic construction with rivets. I’ll share […]

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Posted on May 1, 2012 by Natalie Davis on leather, studio visit

Studio Visit: Barrett Alley

Barrett Alley is a designer and leather craftsman working in Dallas, Texas. He focuses on hand sewn leather goods, using traditional saddle stitching to create durable and beautiful products. We sat down with Barrett to chat about his process and get a peak inside his studio. Natalie Davis: What are your prized tools, i.e. objects […]

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Canoe, leather, studio visit

On the cutting board

The studio has been busy with a restock of our fail+CANOE jewelry line. Each piece is hand cut and carefully beveled, which always takes the longest. This year I  joined the Austin Leather Guild, hoping to pick up some pointers from other leather workers. I can’t even put into words how much knowledge in sitting […]

Posted on April 2, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, Canoe, studio visit

Window scenes

Some moments from the studio window this last week. Wood burned eggs by Miss Natalie, just in time for Easter. Mac on the prowl for squirrels and all things that go squeak. My succulent clippings are finally starting to form roots. I was a bit worried after 2 weeks of nothing, but patience always prevails. […]