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Re: using donated leather

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Connie Robbins-Brady (crobbins_brady)
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 08:06:12 -0700 (PDT)

Jimmye: re: ..."2 very large pieces of leather (probably about
a yard and a half by a yard each). Does anyone have any cool ideas for
projects other than the traditional "crafty" things such as coin
purses,etc. Would really like to find something interesting to do with
this leather..."

For a Native American or Western theme, how about having the students
stretch pieces of leather over a wire circular frame, sewing or glueing it
to the back to create a shield or mandala? The leather could first be
painted or wood/leather burned on with a nature theme, and then the shield
decorated with strips of leather, bones or beads, feathers, etc.?? I
received something like this as a gift years ago from my artistic sister
in law. She drew on the leather with pen and ink an image of a mountain
cougar on a rock. It's one of my favorite wall hangings.

Connie from Western Colorado

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