Dog Leash

I finished the sample that I started to test out the Messingbrettchen – brass tablets. I decided that I had enough to make a short dog leash.

I worked it with the black-ground-red-knots side up, but it’s fully reversible.

I used the sewing machine and made X’s over the joins. It’s the first time I’ve used my Grandma’s treadle machine. This one came out pretty decent.

This one’s a little more lopsided. I didn’t leave enough unpatterned area on the end, so the knotwork got caught in this join. If I do another of these, it’ll be a little better thought out!

I’m pleased with how the loop end came out; I stopped the main knotwork pattern and made some blank space, then worked the knots for the loop. It’s made so that the main part of the leash is one string, and the loop has one string, with buckles. The leash fits over my hand easily, but is snug enough that it won’t fall off.

I fattened up the buckles to match the string on these knots… and look what I ended up with! The buckle looks just like the Messingbrettchen.

And here’s Bailey, being a Very Good Dog.

0 replies
  1. baba_studio
    baba_studio says:

    I like it a lot. The technique is a more complex version of the one we use to weave our shoulder bag handles. I look at what you’ve done and now I want to try something with a pattern. Fantastic leash – lucky dog!

  2. elmsley_rose
    elmsley_rose says:

    Bailey is a very very lucky, and well dressed dog!
    I’ve forwarded this post (I think it’ll work) to a friend of mine -who will promptly faint. Celtic, and for doggies.

    Do you ever do commission work?

  3. admin
    admin says:

    I have done commission work… most people don’t get past talking about how many $10 hours it takes to do something. This one would be about 10 -15 hours worth of work, so around $100 – $150. That’s probably conservative on the hours, because I did it in bits and pieces… but it’s not too far off.

  4. elmsley_rose
    elmsley_rose says:

    a special present one day – I appreciate how you (I) would have to charge a ‘real’ $/hour rate to make it worthwhile – I’m in the same position.
    It just seems so perfect …. drat her having TWO dogs!

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