How to Sew a Sami Reindeer Bracelet Part 2

Reindeer Leather Bracelet

How to stitch the back of a Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet.This article is a continuation from How to Make a Sami Reindeer Leather BraceletStep 1 – How to Weave the Pewter braid ‘Pulla’ 4 Strand PatternStep 2 – How to Sew the Pewter Braid to Reindeer Leather Please Note:I supply these patterns and instructions for… Continue reading How to Sew a Sami Reindeer Bracelet Part 2

Fish Tanning

Tanned Salmon Leather

I have been working with reindeer leather for the past year or so, hand stitching and making small bags, purses and pouches. My interest in reindeer leather began when I decided I wanted to weave and work with materials from my Saami heritage.

How to Make a Tin Embroidered Key Chain

Reindeer Leather Key Fob

Tenntrådsbroderi, or embroidering with pewter or tin thread is almost a lost art. The Saami used tin thread since the 1600’s to decorate their clothing. The tin was obtained by melting down old pewter plates and dishes and was spun into thread. The use of pewter thread has recently become fashionable in jewellery items such… Continue reading How to Make a Tin Embroidered Key Chain