En-case Orkney is the leather craft making project of Emma Ainsley, an artist who works sculpturally with leather
and other textiles. En-case pieces are colourful highly original designs with a sense of fun. The ever developing range
includes bangles, cuffs and more sculptural wearables.
The forms and colours of the pieces are inspired by the quiet simplicity and clean lines of the Orkney landscape,
and each piece is individually cut, dyed, sewn and finished by hand, by Emma.
Thicker grades of leather hide are used, with the pieces being formed sculpturally using traditional leather working
techniques and hand tools - making the pieces sculptural in appearance. Each piece, then, is hand-formed in
process with and informed by each individual hide, with it's unique grain and markings.
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