Wofchuck’s Cattail Cojongo Case

Posted: January 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Our friend Mike Wofchuck is a professional percussionist. He brought us a Cojongo (wooden box drum) and asked us to make a traveling case for it. This bag is made from a whole bunch of different materials. 
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Lid in progress – brown hemp from German Army duffel bag, yellow fire hose, scrap leather, grommets in lid/handle are from duffel bag.

 

 

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 Upholstery scrap, fire hose, old cordura from camo duck hunting bag.

 

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 Hemp base, army surplus brass D-ring padded with scrap leather to keep lid clips from gouging drum. Fire hose cattails, and Japanese crane motif inkjet printed on raw canvas. 

 

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 Cattails – Old waxed cotton tarp, fire hose, scrap leather, and ripstop poly/cotton from old cargo pants/uniform at my last job.

 

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 Binding the lid with army surplus webbing.

 

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 Finished product – front view.

 

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 Lid and side – olive strip on the right made from waxed cotton tarps that were the roof of Lauren Kennedy’s family cabin for several decades.

 

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 Front view. 

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 My aunt runs a business in Kansas City ‘Asiatica’ that repurposes vintage Japanese textiles. The crane is from a digital photo that I took of one of her old fabrics. We inkjet printed it onto some raw canvas and then steamed it to fix the dye.

 

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 Lid clip and cattail detail

 

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 Lid detail

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Handle is scrap leather wrapped around hemp rope that used to tie the German Army duffel bag shut (thru these same grommets).

 

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Lining is recycled Chico Bags donated by Mr. Andy Keller himself, thanks, Andy!

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Satisfied customer

 

 

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Comments
  1. nina says:

    this is gorgeous! I love love love love love it, and not just because i spend some time in the cattails!

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