One of the more frequently asked questions we get at craft shows or art festivals is what tools we use to makes our goods. This blog post outlines some of the more commonly used tools in our workshop that can be found for sale around the internet. That said, this is by no means a complete list and a number of the tools I use here in the workshop I made myself for various applications. I have also purchased a number of unique made tools from various craftsmen and artisans that are not generally available for purchase on the internet.
However, this list is relatively complete in terms of tools that I think are of good quality and would serve you well should you end up buying any of your own.
These tools are the ones I find myself using the most frequently for
- Rotary Cutter: Olfa 60mm Rotary Cutter
- Utility Knife: Husky Folding Utility Knife
- Glassing or fine edge cutting: Garret Wade Leather Knives
- Skiving: Palosanto Japanese Style Knife
- Strap Cutter: Craftool Strap Cutter
Stitching Needles and Thread:
- Needles (small): John James Saddlers Needles Size 004
- Needles (large): John James Saddlers Needles Size 002
- Thread (small): "Twist" Brand Thread (.55mm)
- Thread (large): Ritza "Tiger" Thread (1mm)