I love working with leather. The texture and feel of it is something between hard materials and fabric, and the working qualities can be nudged in one direction or another by the way it is tanned, the type of hide, and the way a leather object is constructed. My bags are predominantly soft- deer hide and other soft tanned and supple leathers. I believe in the Native American way of regarding materials from animals- that is to mindful that one is working with the Spirit of a living being, and being thankful to that Spirit for the bounty provided us.
The thumbnail images to the right represent different types of bags which may all be found on the pages below by clicking on the image.