Archive for July, 2017

I am always searching for unique materials for my guitar straps and found this really cool vintage fabric from 1989, a remarkably complex Africa print design on a luscious, soft, substantial cotton. It has an interesting little back story that I hope you take a minute to read. Thanks for taking a look! Beautiful earth tone vintage fabric artisan handmade guitar strap  

An absolutely stunning one of a kind artisan handmade guitar strap made with thick, lush vintage jacquard cotton of terracotta shades of reddish orange. Sprinkled across the face of the guitar strap are woven cream and green blossoms and leaves in a weave so tiny it almost looks like petit point. The back lining of the guitar strap is rich, deep copper pure Dupioni silk and the pin tabs are double thick hand punched and hand stitched top quality black Brazilian textured leather. This guitar strap is simply exquisite, unique, and will make you and your music utterly unforgettable.

I bought this material from a fabric dealer during my semi-annual pilgrimage to Milton, Florida, home of some amazing antiques and collectibles shops. This was included in a stack of vintage materials I bought. The vendor said the materials were remnants from an upscale design house auction. She couldn’t give me a manufacture year but from the feel of the material, I don’t think it’s newer than the 1970s. In any case, I just loved even this small piece and knew it would make a beautiful guitar strap. And, it did.

A Stunning Vintage Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

I LOVE unusual fabrics, distinctive patterns, just materials that go way outside the bounds of what is generally available to the public in the way of guitar straps. I make semi-annual pilgrimages to Milton, Florida, a wonderful little artisan community that has, among other things, an amazing selection of vintage fabrics. This is one of those awesome finds– a gorgeous vintage tapestry that is just luscious in its design and weave. It is so thick that it won’t fit through the triglide length adjuster so I am offering it as a custom length guitar strap. This being the only section I could salvage from the tapestry with absolutely no flaws, this is the only strap I could make so it is a one of a kind strap. I really hope you like it and I would love your comments on it! Thanks!! Beautiful one of a kind custom length handmade guitar strap on Reverb

The Victorian era was one of genteel romanticism and the artistic  imagery of that time, in both art and textiles, was beautifully and delicately expressed. Rich colors, ornate designs, especially floral images, is one of the most easily recognized emblems of Victorian demure, constrained passion.  Being able to create a custom handmade guitar strap that portrays those sensibilities of harnessed passion using a unique vintage material is an absolute thrill.  A Lovely Vintage Victorian Floral Handmade Guitar Strap