I have been working on a new dog collar band. It was inspired by a beautiful hand-made leather leash that Tanner’s trainer uses for her Golden Retriever when he competes.
The color is made from braided leather thong in a beautiful shade of green with black as in interwoven accent. I tried to mimic the pattern for a coordinating collar, and this is what I came up with.
I had the strip all beaded and was working on applying the backing yesterday. I used a heavy weight interfacing and black Nymo 0 thread.
As I was trimming away the excess backing, that is when “tragedy” happened. I trimmed too close and caught the warp thread!! Yikes!!
This is the side view.
And, here it is from the top.
Needless to say, I will be remaking this piece. I tried to reinforce it, but I am just not comfortable with the idea. I want it to be perfect!! But I think this piece will get set aside to be taken apart a bit later. I think I’ll just start from scratch today!
The moral of the story: Be careful where you Cut!!