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!

August 24, 2015

Wife's Watercolour Set

The wife and I attended the CLA show in Lexington KY. and the second display that we came to was of CLA artist Ken Scott. Gail is always interested in arts and craft so she stopped and started looking at all of Ken's work. It didn't take long and her and Ken where talking about this and that. After about a half hour we finely moved on to the next table.
I noticed when we returned home that Gail had been looking up the art of watercolor painting and the art of Fraktur. So I decided I would try and put together a small watercolor kit together for her. I painted up a wooden pencil box lined the inside with old looking paper and bought a set of watercolors and with the help of Ken Scott I was able to pick up other items that she would need.
I tried to keep everything old looking.
After talking to a friend and telling him what I was up to, he sent this book to Gail to help her out.
He stated that it was better off sitting on Gail's lap than on the bookshelf!  Thanks' Denny!


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