Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lookit the colours!

This is why I a) love working with coloured leather, and b) wanted to get into nylon surcingles and girths for my racing sets. The colour choices for the nylon are just ridiculous!

So pretty.

I picked colours that matched my leather, though I was hit-and-miss on some (three shades of purple, lol) since I was ordering online, and some I picked up just because they could be a fun highlight against black leather, like the turquoise (very bottom of the stack). They were cheap though - the 6mm 10-yard (9-odd metres) hanks were $1.93 each on special, and I bought matching 3mm hanks for about $1.25. The price may or may not have been part of the reason of why I bought so many...

I'm working on a yellow set right now, which I will be posting about shortly, including my first foray into nylon surcingles.


  1. Fabulous colours! And I love the yellow racing set that I saw on MH$P. :)

    1. It's so hard to decide what colour to do next! I have to do a purple and white set of featherweights and a saddle for a friend, but that bright turquoise could be lots of fun too! (I want to try a ribbon browband for racing at some point, too.) So many possibilities!