Monday, October 8, 2018

Halloween halter

A lot of people start their tack making careers with ribbon. I get it. This stuff is easy to find, easy to afford and comes in a multitude of fun colors. Unfortunately, it's also really frustrating to work with. I can not overstate how much easier it is to start with leather.
I know this, but every now and then I forget.
We're not going to talk about how long It took me to make this, except to say that it was at least twice as long as I would have spent on a comparable leather halter.
That's okay. I really like it, and it looks just right with my brand new, buy one, get three free gourds.
Tomorrow, however, I'm definitely making something out of leather!


  1. What kind of glue do you use for ribbon?

    1. It's just Tacky glue. I use that for most things. I can't handle the stinky glues.

  2. Queen B!! but those gourds... where, how...

  3. Grosgrain’s not so bad, just takes practice! I definitely started there and not leather, and I really do still love working with it. (The lack of prep work is a definite plus for me!) I get some tackmaker’s reservations with it however, as it can often be associated with cheap, poor quality tack (real or otherwise). But it’s so common in real tack nowadays, that I would encourage more tackmakers to learn how to get the same results out of it as they would leather...because it’s capable of some great things!

  4. Switching from Aleene's Tacky Glue to Fabri-tac made working with ribbon A LOT easier for me... you should give it a try! :)

    The halter is super cute, btw :D