a good while and a cramped hand later and it looks a little something like this:-
trimmed close to the holes with a scalpel:-
then the underneath. I've some 1.2 mm leather to use for the bottom. I made a really high tech template to mark the hole locations:-
marked onto the leather then cut out the holes.....
then damped the leather, and contact adhesived both the bottom of the pan and the back of the leather. carefully I placed the leather onto the front holes, got the to line up, then the back ones, and gently smothed the leather into the right shape...
trimmed the bottom layer to match
and then dyed the top and bottom with russett coloured dye.
cat that got the milk right here! its not perfectly symetrical, but its been made with my fair hands!
probably need some more dye to make it less streaky, but i'll deal with that at a later point....