Cloud Brooches coming to life

A cloud brooch in progress

I stopped making Cloud Brooches a while ago as I ran out of the leather scraps I sourced from an upholsterer and not been able to find a substitute supplier sinceĀ  – I’ve not been looking very hard though and been concentrating on other things to be honest. Historic Scotland ordered a batch of cloud brooches as part of their last order and I panicked as I so wanted to make them again but didn’t have any leather – or so I thought!

Luckily I managed to get enough leather together from some I had squirrelled away to make up the order and I really enjoyed making them again.

A cloud brooch in progress

So I’m now on the look out for someone local who works with leather who I could get their offcuts from and save them from going in the bin and put them to good use. I posted a question about this on facebook recently and got a few suggestions, but I’ve not had time to follow them up – will have to make some calls once I get back from my holiday – did I mention I’m off to Barcelona? Can’t wait!