I had been on the road for my architectural trip for a week, Chiengrai and Chiengmai in northern part of Thailand. Three site visits in one trip. We decided to drive and it was over 2,000 km. but it turned out to be a pleasant trip. Starting of rainy season, trees along the way so lush, good break from Bangkok. After a long ride each day I need a good mattress and pillows, luckily both of the hotel that we have stay pampered us with feather pillows and great mattress.
Quite excited about our new projects, I need to read more and two books that I have got recommended are ” In Praise of Shadow” and “Wabi-Sabi” they both known for must read book for architecture student but I have no idea how I missed this. I am half way to finish them and already so inspired.
Anyway after back from this trip, I went straight to my sewing machine. I am longing for accomplishing things. Back to Umami book, I use pattern on page 21for string bag. I use linen sample fabric for body part and orange pig skin leather for the top part. I have to do the top part twice since I use too thick of leather on the first place, it didn’t give nice shape when pull the strings. I finally get it right. I love the size, it come out surprisingly bigger than I thought when I see the image in the book.
Another project, is from the same book Umami, pattern on page 15. Black leather bag, although it is a big bag but it took me only one night to finish. I use black cow leather, soft and easy to sew with my sewing machine. I did add hand stitch details on both sides of the opening to help stablelizing the shape. I like the simplicity of how it was made and how it looks. I will use it soon.