Cool Things Other People Do: Hammer and Thread Leatherwork

Because no nerd recommendation page is complete without a quality pouch and a leather bracer or two.

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As usual I want to make a quick post boosting a small business, and, because I know an amazing array of cool people (I’m seriously lucky) I have the opportunity to boost another person I know. Full disclosure, Hammer and Thread Leatherwork is my Uncle’s company, and the stuff they create is awesome.

So, you’ve probably gathered by now that I am a great big ol’ nerd, with a serious love of all things nerd and geek. I don’t quite have my own weekly game night, but that’s mostly because making adult schedules work is just downright difficult.

Hammer and Thread Leatherwork fits right in that theme as a store focused on bringing leather goods like pouches, arm-bracers, and even leather corsets to life. Perfect for cosplay, medieval reenactment, ren-faire costuming, LARPing, or just bringing a little fantasy flavor into every day life, I can’t recommend their goods enough.

Leather waist cincher
Can anyone say “Steampunk”? 

Looking around their website I noticed a customer review from a wildcraft herbalist who uses her leather pouch as an easily accessible storage accessory for her profession-which just goes to show that often this kind of product can be just as useful day to day as it is in costuming. But, they also offer minimalist leather wallets and a longer belt pouch perfect for cell-phones and other modern necessities that can add a little flare to the everyday without seeming like you’re wearing your DnD character’s kit to work.

Long belt pouch
The One Stop Solution to Tiny Pockets!

Lucky for those of you in the Midwest (U.S.), Hammer and Thread Leatherwork also regularly attends renfaires, they’ll be at the Bristol faire starting the weekend of July 6th, merchanting weekends till Labor Day. After Labor Day they’ll be switching faires and attending the Kansas City Renaissance Fair for the next several weekends.
In addition to their individual product offerings, Hammer and Thread Leatherwork also has a “Costume Bundle” which includes a pouch, leather belt, and wrist bracers, resulting in a high-quality kit for almost all medieval reenactment or costuming needs. Those three things, plus almost any dress or tunic, and you’re ready to attend your next event in style.

costume pack
The Very Latest in Ranger Fashion Statements!

Now, as always, because I think it’s important for nerds and geeks to support each other, and because, let’s face it, actual nerds and geeks make better nerd and geek gear than corporations just trying to cash in on nerd culture, I have to vouch for the people behind the products. I know that they have a real love and respect for leather as a material. Their products are made knowing what their customers want because they designed the stuff they would want in their reenactment and fantasy gaming world!

Oh, one last thing. Want to look like you stepped straight out of a fantasy video game or movie?

Spiked Fantasy Bracers
Because Sometimes the Look is as Important as the Function. 

I hope you are well.

All photo credit to Hammer And Thread Leatherwork.


Cool Things Other People Do: Morning Wood Custom Creations

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For a second look at cool things other people do I want to take a look at Morning Wood Custom Creations, a father/daughter duo creating custom wood tables and jewelry. Bonus, like Haunted Mountain these are people I know! Like Haunted Mountain these two are here to follow their passions, make cool stuff, and build a business as strong as their relationship.  Continue reading “Cool Things Other People Do: Morning Wood Custom Creations”

Cool Things Other People Do: Haunted Mountain

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So, if you’ve read my other posts you’ve probably noticed that I occasionally name and link books and other cool things I’ve found. There’s a reason for that, I think part of being a creator is recognizing and supporting the creative work other people are doing. We’re all part of a community, specifically a community that often relies on a direct connection to the people we’re making things for. When I started this blog I knew that part of what I wanted to do was to find and share the many amazing creators whose hard work makes life just that little bit more fun every day. Continue reading “Cool Things Other People Do: Haunted Mountain”

Unity Women’s Village

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So I recently had a friend get the opportunity to go to Kenya (I know you’re jealous because I sure am), and they got to visit this place, the Unity Women’s Village, which was just too cool not to share. Continue reading “Unity Women’s Village”