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Sebastian the Singer 96-10 by Marcusstratus Sebastian the Singer 96-10 :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 63 21 Archibald by Marcusstratus Archibald :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 91 59 AlastralGuardian commission by Marcusstratus AlastralGuardian commission :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 422 65 A few sewing machines  by Marcusstratus A few sewing machines :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 30 7 Cutters Must by Marcusstratus Cutters Must :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 30 12 Winter coat by Marcusstratus Winter coat :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 109 26 Denim Demigauntlets by Marcusstratus Denim Demigauntlets :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 181 27 Adjusting 29k-60 by Marcusstratus Adjusting 29k-60 :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 28 22 Chrysnbon Sewing Machine by Marcusstratus Chrysnbon Sewing Machine :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 20 12 Singer 15-1 Rebuild by Marcusstratus Singer 15-1 Rebuild :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 20 13 Singer 96-10 Rebuild by Marcusstratus Singer 96-10 Rebuild :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 15 11 Flannel Shirts for Winter by Marcusstratus Flannel Shirts for Winter :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 44 17 Celtic Kilt Belt by Marcusstratus Celtic Kilt Belt :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 66 17 Shoulder bag with lock by Marcusstratus Shoulder bag with lock :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 39 2 Handle Purse by Marcusstratus Handle Purse :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 31 6 Tooled Book Bag by Marcusstratus Tooled Book Bag :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 47 14
Please take the time to look through my gallery. From what I've been told, it's quite the sight to see ;) Also, it may be worth your while to go all the way through my abyss of a gallery, who know's what you'll find.


Do you have a picture of your first bag here on dA? Good for starting out :D And that leather is one of my favorite chrome tanned ones t...


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2013 Calendar by zardo 2013 Calendar :iconzardo:zardo 216 13 Leaf Maze by aelthwyn Leaf Maze :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 5 0 moss reeds by aelthwyn moss reeds :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 11 2 mossy Branch II by aelthwyn mossy Branch II :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 6 2 Sparkling Amber IV by aelthwyn Sparkling Amber IV :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 7 0 Woodland Stream IV by aelthwyn Woodland Stream IV :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 8 3 Mushroom Platform II by aelthwyn Mushroom Platform II :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 12 1 Tiny Transluscent Leaves II by aelthwyn Tiny Transluscent Leaves II :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 18 2
Greetings folks! Looks like the Winter season is the time of year I'm typically available for commissions. This journal was Copy/Pasted from a previous journal, as much of it is still applicable. Last time I was talking about my daughter, well she's doing great and is at a point where she doesn't need constant attention all the time, so doing a bit of work in the craft room is possible now. As for timing, I'll have time the last week of December and through January (probably into February depending on requests)

I'll accept commissions for just about anything if you're local (or that can travel to me in Portland, OR area) but if you're long distance I will only make loose clothing (that doesn't require fitting) and leather accessories. Send me a NOTE and I'll keep track of it better that way...

Examples include loose fitting pants (SteepleJacks) and shirts, robes, leather brimmed hats, wallets, belts, bottle holders (with the bottle of course) and larger items like messenger bags, brief cases, bicycle bags, etc. I love doing tool belts and harnesses as well. 

I also have my Etsy shop restocked with some ready to ship leather goods over at WEERD WORKS

I've haven't been very active on dA long time now, mostly because of how convenient other apps are, like Instagram, but also because dA increased its membership cost a while ago so it's more than I'd rather pay. If you use Instagram, look for me under the handle: marcusstratus

  • Listening to: Midival Punditz Remixed
  • Reading: Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Watching: Star Citizen updates
  • Eating: First Breakfast
  • Drinking: Yerba Mate


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Mark vanWeerd
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Living in NW United States, I enjoy every aspect of creating things. I think I was first inclined to start crafting because of my artistic interests as well as my families low income. Instead of having the ability to buy the costumes I wanted I had to make them. This is also what interested me in Apparel Design school and is what I got my degree in. I currently have a day job that funds my interests as well as gives me the time to pursue them.

Occasionally I'll do commissions for people, but right now the majority of my work comes from personal interests.


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Readeroffate Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Hey, have you ever made armor out of tires? 
Asking for a friend and you seem to be good at sewing. 
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, I don't know how I only just saw this. I haven't worked with tires very much. I have used them as soles for shoes, but that's about it. The difficult part of rubber is cutting it and sewing it. It has to be stretched open while you cut it so it doesn't drag on the knife. As for the sewing, it can grab the thread in ways that will mess up tension quite a bit... so hand sewing would be best. Then you're facing problems with friction again, just use patience! Hope it's still useful info at this point.
EdGarcia Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2018
I hope that your birthday proves itself worthy to be called "Happy." Cheers!
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, it was pretty good! :ahoy:
Skyedancer Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Happy Birthday
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Skyedancer Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
you're welcome
daeien Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
^.^ Thank you!!
daeien Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
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