Have had a great time learning to make espadrilles in a great workshop in Athens  Askardamykti. Thanks so much to Γιώργος, Γιώργος, Δέσποινα & Νάγια.

The sole is made using jute woven onto a braid or plait by a small business in Athens.

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The top of the espadrille is denim screen printed using strictly ecological inks and methods and the butterfly design is based on studies of the beautiful butterfly  Papilio Machaon, commonly found on the Cyclades.

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Espadrilles Handmade on Milos Have had a great time learning to make espadrilles in a great workshop in Athens  Askardamykti.

 Luxurious Artist brush roll.

I love the idea of having a hardy but luxurious roll for my brushes and I’ve made it big enough so my drawing pencils and a few pens fit in too.   The roll is fully lined with designated space for fan brushes….. I hate to bend their precious little heads!   The leather is gorgous and is sourced from 3rd generation tanners in Athens and I believe it to be very hardy.  To prove it I’m going to have to take it for a few test runs!!!

I’m delighted that I’ve made the best artist brush roll that I have ever seen!

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Artist Brush Roll in Luxurious Leather  Luxurious Artist brush roll. I love the idea of having a hardy but luxurious roll for my brushes and I’ve made it big enough so my drawing pencils and a few pens fit in too.  

Screen printing leather is really, really tricky ….. really, really  nerve-wracking…. and really, really  messy.   My studio looks like a smurf massacre….blue blood spatters all over the floor lol!!!

It’s nerve-wracking because, well,  it’s best not to make mistakes on a substrate that can cost 100 euro….but far so good… now I just have to get some sleep.

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Screen printing leather Screen printing leather is really, really tricky ….. really, really  nerve-wracking…. and really, really  messy.   My studio looks like a smurf massacre….blue blood spatters all over the floor lol!!!

Working With Leather

Learning how to professionally work with leather in London at  Prescott and Mackay.   I have used leather in bag construction  before but was never quite satisfied at the results…no more excuses now!

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Design Inspiration from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

London is an amazing city, I’ve been so busy I hardly have time to post anything!… But it’s time to share some inspiration……these pics are from the Victoria & Albert Museum, one of my favourite places and bursting with inspiration!

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On the Bus to Athens Airport
Driving along the coast to Athens airport, my journey begins!  View Post

On the Bus to Athens Airport

Driving along the coast to Athens airport, my journey begins!

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