Thursday, March 25, 2010

Leather & Suede Gloves

I thought I would show off my collection of suede and leather gloves. I love leather. My grandmother gave me these old leather gloves that she had worn the finger tips out of. I cut apart the seams and try to use every park of the leather for something mini
She also gave me these gloves that she had lost the mates to.
I found the long pair of white gloves at an antique mall/flea market they are stained and yellowed but I don't mind since I like making my minis look used.
My mom gave me one of the black gloves from her stash and the other is my driving glove that I lost the mate to at some point.
I found these suede purplish gloves at a thrift store a few years ago. So far the only thing that has been created with them were the wings to the dragon marionette that my mom carved. They just happened to match the stain she was using perfectly.
I've found random bits and pieces of leather to add to my collection over the years from old wallets and scrap cutoffs.


Norma said...

What a fabulous collection. Do you have any particular projects in mind?

miniannalee said...

hats, luggage, purses, upholstery, shoes. These are just the projects that I've already started using the leather.

Glenda said...

Anna, I'm drooling here!
I have a collection of gloves, and I'm sooo careful about not wasting them. It's so difficult to get really fine leather, and each piece has its own character. They vary widely.
A while ago I was asked if I would sell my evening gloves - by a big burly soldier who collects them!! Go figure. I told him no of course.

Julie Kendall said...

You lucky thing you:O).....glove leather is lovely for all sorts of wonderful things. I have a friend that would be green if she saw!
Look forward to seeing what you make with these

Peach Blossom Hill said...

I will love seeing what you do with these gloves! I have a few but will start looking for more in my limited travels!


Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Can't wait to see what your cooking up!