Saturday, April 23, 2011

Glove failure

Well, after some work on the "poncho gloves" I'm throwing in the towel.  The leather is very nice looking, but as it turns out, it is not very durable.  I started stitching the thumb and 1 1/2 fingers and then found a weekness in the suede.  The linen thread holds nicely, but the suede pulls apart too easily.  I think that some of the sections of the suede have weakend with age.  I am going to make a trip to Tandy later today and see if I can find a more approprate solution.  So much for Salvaton Army leather.

Glove in progress.  Pattern works, leather doesn't

The suede is dry and pulls apart easily when worn.