Check out a recent interview about us here on the Martha Stewart Living Blog // Maker of the Week.
Our new light and packable Waxed Canvas Tote Bag. There are a lot of totebags out there and more and more waxed canvas these days, but nothing that quite suited our needs. This is an oversized bag but not over weight. It’s big enough for all your groceries, a few cases of bottles, a beach picnic, your sweater and jacket or a small load of laundry.
It features a milled aluminum stud at the top to keep the shoulder straps together, avoiding that awkward side that is always sliding off the shoulder. Leather reinforcement on the inside also provides a convenient place to clip your keys or EDC.
Available by email request in limited quantities. $90. Give us a shout, email@example.com
Canvas dimensions: 25″ wide x 19″ high x 8″ deep bottom.
Just wanted to let everyone know that we’ve started an etwas tumblr, its mostly for posting images of the workshop to share some of our process.
We just got a nice set of these old industrial pressed steel bins, they are now back in their original use. Each holds the tools needed for a particular task and workstation. The one on the left is for cutting and sewing, the one on the right for riveting and punching.
We’ve come up with a solution however. We’ve begun making a device sleeve that can be sized to fit any roughly rectangular device, a tablet, ipad, macbook air, iphone, kindle, what have you. It’s as simple as it comes, and executed in fine locally vegetable tanned leather. These come in a natural color and will age and burnish beautifully with time. Studio@etwasbags.com for inquiries.
The folks at GO stopped in a few weeks ago and put together this little video, shows some of our process.
There is much useful information to glean from the leavings of hand work.
In hand woodworking the chips and shavings lifted by planes and chisels convey not only the type, size and shape of the tool, but also it’s condition- whether or not it bears a keen edge. We can also see something of the motion of the craftsman, whether they are using strong, sustained movement or short chipping movement.
The same is true in leather-work, we see the same in the leavings of our skivers and edgers. What is left behind should be beautiful and graceful, the sign of a confident and competent hand.
I think this kind of language in the leavings it an important thing to consider in broader life as well, you can tell a great deal about people and organizations from the forms of their excess, what is left as a result of their functioning.
New bags will be added to the collection soon!
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Etwas will be showing at the Winter 2011 Project trade show in New York. Please join us.
The show runs from Jan 16-18th.
82 Mercer Street,
New York, NY 10013