can't hardly wait...

'till tomorrow. my student took home his distressed leather, a thick piece of deerhide, and emphasized the scars with fire. i shuddered when he told me his idea, and he reassured me he'd be safe-and i had to trust this. i dropped into the program today (i was out for "training") and he saw me and rushed to get the leather to show me what he'd done. he beautifully and tastefully emphasized the scars with the slightest bit of charring. a lovely job. sometimes, this job is really something. tomorrow we choose paper, tear or cut, make sections, and maybe make our sewing template. he gets to use a real binder's tool: a bone folder. 

my favorite elk bone folder that i made with the amazing jim croft
photo by hannah stevens