When making a whips from kangaroo you end up with leftover centers of whips. Some of these are large enough to be parts of other whips and some are not. Some end up lace for knots, or small little projects. I took two centers that I had left and made a 4 plait dog lead:
One of the little bits of flair that I add to these 4 plait dog leads is giving them a higher plait count wrist loop. This particular one has a 10 plait wrist loop. These are simple to make I simply split the 4 strands for the body of the leash in half to give me 8 strands. Add those 8 strands to the two strands that are the core and you’ve got an 10 plait wrist loop!
This dog lead is available for sale on my IN STOCK dog leads page.
Yesterday I shipped out an order for a plaited dog lead.
I made a bunch of dog leads a while ago from scrap leather and have about 5 or 6 in stock. You can see what I have by clicking here. I do make dog leads that are fancier than what I have in stock and if you are looking for a kangaroo dog lead feel free to contact me to discuss what you’d like!
Here’s an 8 plait dog lead that I was working on:
And here’s the final product:
This will go out in the mail to its new owner very soon!
My next project is a six foot 12 plait bullwhip in black kangaroo and with white highlights in the knots!
Yesterday I finished both of the dog leads and they are shipping out to their new owner today. The first one is six feet long in eight plait red kangaroo:
The other one is also six feet in eight plait kangaroo but in natural tan:
This one also has a green kangaroo interweave in the knot:
Today I’ve got a busy day so I don’t think I’ll get any plaiting in, but tomorrow I should be able to get a beginners bullwhip or two finished!
Right now my current project is working on two six foot dog leads. Both of them will be in eight plait kangaroo, one will be red and the other natural tan. Below is the lace cut out:
Then I stretched it and split it down to the same thickness:
And finally I resized it and pared it:
I like the pictures of the process of the strand prep happening, because it really looks like nothing has changed…but a lot has happened!
Also with these dog leads I put a core in the middle:
Normally with something like a 4 plait dog lead I wouldn’t do a core, but at 8 plait it needs one to be round shape. If I didn’t put a core in the leash would have a square cross section.
Here’s the brass hardware that will go on these:
Also on the navigation bar to the left I’ve added a section of my online store called Plaited Goods for Sale. Right now the main part of that is dog leads, I’ve got a bunch in stock, but only a couple listed. I’ll try to find some time to list more when I get a chance. I’m also planning on adding some more categories to that for the other things I make like Bosals, Rommel Reins, bracelets, etc.
Once these two dog leads are done I’m going to try to find some time to bang out a few more of my Beginners Bullwhips.