Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.

Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.
Welcome to my Blog! My name is Darrel Lang and I specialize in the Replication of Leather shot bags & Accouterments made in the colonies by the harness and saddle maker of the18th century. All items are hand sewn using waxed linen thread, dyed, then treated with neatsfoot oil & bee’s wax. The leather used is of veg. tanned cow hide 2-3 or 4-5 oz. weight. Other materials used are pig skin, period correct linens for the 18th century and iron or brass buckles. Please take a look at what I have to offer. Thank you!

January 18, 2013

Basket's "Plain & Simple"

Here is another talent that my wife has, the weaving of  basket's. The style of basket's that she makes are styles that were made in colonial time and used in everyday tasks around the homestead. They are all hand made and dyed with home made walnut stain.
The baskets' pictured are, two large Melon-shaped egg basket, two large market baskets, service basket,berry or apple basket, and three types of gathering baskets. 

Egg & berry baskets
 melon- shaped egg basket, English style
Gathering baskets
Large market basket made by my wife some twenty years ago, is well used and has held up quite well.