GatherCovet | Leather

by | Sep 14, 2015

Spike, as he was affectionately known, was my larger than life grandfather. He was an incredible artistian and could work wonders with leather. He could create beautifully hand crafted pieces ranging from simple belts to complex bags, clothing and saddles. He made me one of my first pairs of shoes.

Spike’s leather work room was filled from floor to ceiling with many different types of leather, leather dyes, tools, hand drawn patterns and anything else you could possibly think of. It was like nothing I have ever seen before or since! Spike was so passionate about his work and would pour his heart into every piece; he was truly happy when he’d go into his space and create. If you were fortunate enough to have one of these creations, you were really holding his heart.

I think he instilled that same love of leather in me, although not the ability. I have always loved the smell, feel and the natural warmth leather exudes.

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