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.