Mar 09 2011
A while ago, when I came to the city again to look for work, my modern jacket had this horrible draft down the neck, one of the worst places. To remedy this, I made a fur collar out of some leftover belly fur from reindeer. Works marvelously and easily gets too warm.
From last year’s making of clothing I still have a lot of leftovers. I wanted to try to reduce that pile while making something useful out of it. The bag is made out of exactly 50 individual pieces.
All of this sewing takes considerable amounts of thread and I ran out of good length sinew as I was working. This happens occasionally and I then twine longer two ply string out of the shorter pieces of sinew. Normally I just roll a bundle of long strands to one single ply string. When making the string I gently wet the strand(s) with saliva to make it loose it’s memory. And then I let it dry for a few minutes before using the thread. Otherwise it will usually split and break during sewing.
The plan was originally to use this bag as a first aid kit, but I think I’ll use it as a bag for tucking away sewing projects in progress.
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