Family Affairs Part 4

Following up Family Affairs Part 1 which we made a little something for little Caius 🙂

During the picked up, we could not resist but to take several pictures of Caius carrying his first bag. Too cute!

OGL Handmade leather bag

OGL Handmade leather bag

OGL Handmade leather bag

Denim inlay on Veg Tan Leather – OGL Original

I was caught by surprise when I came across this picture the other day.

A long wallet made years ago when I was in France. For a friend, the wallet is a denim inlay style.

Using raw denim fabric, vegetable-tanned natural leathers, hand-stitched from my garage workshop.

Thank you very much for using, Eric.

OGL original denim inlay

In the closing week of 2013…

We have soon completed a successful year yet again. All thanks to our friends and supporters from all around the world.

2013 is a good year for Obbi Good Label. We moved to our ‘OGL Dream Workshop‘, improve our webstore, and most importantly, we up level for our leathercraft skill set.

In this closing weeks of 2013, I am putting up all consolidated pictures of people using our leather goods in the OGL Worldwide 2013 album.

If you are interested to know how good leather will aged and the amazing petina they formed, do check them out. Easily a collection of photos posted by users not less than 50 pictures, not counting 2012, 2011, 2010 collections.

Here are some for your preview,

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

9981 Full Leather

One post away, you should have saw the title ‘9981’ on a custom-made denim bag.

To further tickle you curiosity, here is another post of the mysterious ‘9981’ in full leather this time. And yes, it is still a custom work.

So, for Ms Agnes, here are the pictures of the completed work.

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

Leathercraft Sharing Session in Local Institute

We did a sharing session at ITE AMK last 2 weeks.

It was a warm and casual session with motivated students eagerly participating.

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

Aim of this sharing session is to help young students to understand more about leathercraftings. We hope to inspire younger generation to take up leathercrafting.

As we have already taken first step by creating a good environment for the hobbyist to craft in our workshop, this session enable us to get closer to the young ones.  The results are fruitful, and we feel good about it.

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

During the session, we allocate a time for crafting demonstration. We begin everything from cutting the desire pieces, all measurements done in-situ. No pre-cutting so that we can show everything we know and pass all our knowledge.

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

 

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

 

During the Q&A, students came forward with questions about Obbi Good Label’s leather goods, crafting techniques, and also get advises and feedback about their work.

Dream Leather Workshop Part 3

As much as we want your visit to our new workshop, our leather workshop is ‘almost’ complete with a little more of touching up.

We will be complete once we have YOU in the workshop practicing leathercraft or discussing with us your custom details.

However, as we need more time to arrange the workshop, we will not be operating at the moment. There are still issues we have to perfect, as mentioned on Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies journal

Leathers, machines and tools are in and unpacked. As messy as usual, this is a real work place. In Obbi Good Label, we do not believe in a posh space when we can entertain you while talking leathers with you. We believe in letting you see how we work, feel the working atmosphere and savour the strong leather scent.

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The ‘master’s’ workbench. Here you will discuss with us on customizing or leather project. We can’t wait!

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Machines are in. Positioned behind the half length window, you will get to see the artisans working upon coming up to 2nd floor. It is like a ‘sushi master’ concept. Every leather products will be produced here with pride and high craftsmanship.

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This is the leather classroom, Atelier Lodge. Student now have a space of their own, tools are easily accessible. It is an even more conducive leather classroom for those who are interested in leathercrafting.

25 bali laneView from 2nd floor Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies. On this level, we want to re-create the denim, leather and workwear concept.

 

The next day, our leather artisans came and ‘mark’ their territory… Helped on the unpacking and re-arranging the workshop.  the only complain I received was, “can we do it faster as I am f**king eager to work on my leathers in the awesome workshop’….

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We added shelfings on the wall for hardware accessibility.

25 Bali Lane Our passion in denim continues flapping jeans on the railing of the mezzanine.

Dream Leather Workshop Part 2

Update from our new Handmade Leather Workshop, more developments and completing soon.

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Air-conditioners up! We are a bunch of craftsmen who are afraid of the heat. Cooling air in the workshop makes us think better 🙂

 

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The reno team worked on. Partitions up and touching up.

25 bali laneHalf length window for viewing of artisans at work from outside.

 

 

Hi, Mr. Editor, your wallet looks cool!

This segment of WX2 Tradesman, lets look at how an Editor wallet should be.

Flipping back our records of custom-made wallets, we remember this design, the Ranonranonrat wallet. A wallet designed by the user that is unique and one of its look.

While we were brainstorming for a tradesman wallet for the ‘white collar’ class, we looked back and improvised the Ranonranonrat wallet.

WX2 Tradesman Editor

The design aesthetic remains originally. A bi-fold concept with coin compartment outside and strap snap closure.

We uses black and natural leather this time round. Dimension for this wallet is 5″ long, 3.25″ breadth and 0.5 thick when close.

WX2 Tradesman Editor

The detail on the coin compartment is this ‘expandable’ technique which is quite rarely used on leathercraft. The common ones you see are slit open all the way down to the bottom. On ours, the slit was cut out 2/3 downwards.

WX2 Tradesman Editor

Internally, we have 6 card slots in total, 4 suitable for credit cards, 2 bottom slots are stack slot, which is good for namecards. Money clip for bills to slim down the overall thickness of the wallet.

WX2 Tradesman Editor

 

Thread colours are matching with the leathers, white threads for natural and black thread for black leather. The reason is to maintain minimalism on the wallet external without being too ‘contrasty’ but yet still unique.

WX2 Tradesman Editor