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Haider Attarwala
Interests: Medicine, Leatherwork
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I made this set of coasters in the Fall of 2014. I had just gotten a swivel knife for carving leather and 3 leather tooling stamps from Tandy’s used bin: a backgrounder, a small beveler, and a pear shader. I decided on coasters because they allowed me to make a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at The Haderian Leatherworker
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I made this watch strap in the Fall of 2015. It was my first commissioned work outside of close friends, and also my first time making a watch strap and working with chromium-tanned leathers (which are often floppier in temper). Since I was unfamiliar with the steps, I decided to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The Haderian Leatherworker
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I thought it would be interesting to share some in-progress pictures from the stuff I've posted so far. The backside of the Alligator doesn't look great, so I painted it black. Strangely enough, normal dye penetrated through to the front and only waterstain stayed on the surface. This is my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The Haderian Leatherworker
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This was a quick 2 day project I made in Fall 2015 for technique practice. I carry a small notebook in my whitecoat where it runs into all manner of tools and papers. I actually measured the width of this incorrectly and had to split the spine and add the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Haderian Leatherworker
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This project sustained me for the month of February. It was my first time working with stingray, which was remarkably difficult to manipulate. The leather is quite floppy but is covered in hard calcified scales, making cutting and stitching seriously difficult. I damaged one of my Japanese knives trying to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Haderian Leatherworker
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I made this wallet during winter 2015-16. I have used this wallet for 3 months now and the reptile skin has proven durable beyond my expectation. I love the brown surface with black between scales. This wallet was a mental challenge... I wanted to draft my own design derived from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at The Haderian Leatherworker
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