Date: Saturday, October 19
Address: Sole Survivor, 7401 Manchester Rd, Ste 100, Maplewood, MO, 63143
Studio Features: ADA Accessible, Child-Friendly, Restroom, Refreshments, Work For Sale
When I started working with leather in the mid ‘60’s, I knew that this would be my life’s work.Over the years, my work has continuously evolved.Today, my work is primarily as a designer and maker of women’s bags, I sketch the ideas and then design the pattern. Once the pattern has been made, I cut the leather into bags and finally, I sew them together. I am intrigued with the artistry of color and shape and enjoy using leather to express my visions.
Some of my bags are hand dyed.Before sewing, I apply and strategically shade the colors on the pieces of the item to be made.I use soft cotton material and/or sponges to apply the dyes. The application of color to the raw leather is a technique I often like to use.