Come the holidays we all get something. Maybe your sweetheart buys you a Korg Nano? Dad gets you a Monome? Why not right? I got mine for myself, travel and use them constantly. But I was always worried about scratches or even just dropping them by accident and having them get scratched. Yes, I am picky about stuff like that.
I had seen some of the options out there for protective gear for my favorite devices and I was not really happy with what I found. Also, I prefer to have unique things so that when I pull them out of the bag people kind of raise their eyebrows and go ‘where did you get that?’ and then I have a story to tell.
A friend of mine, who’s Mom (or Mum as she is referred to) lives in Sweden, makes lovely crafts work. She collects lots of different textiles to make all sorts of things. She also knits and I have several pairs of socks that I wear over my regular socks when the Berlin chill starts nipping at my toes. She also makes hand made books! Seeing all this talent the (LED?) light turned on in my head and I asked her to make me some bags for my gear.
The results were highly satisfying. Each bag has its unique look and feel. They are extremely well made, very sturdy, each having its own personality as she selected a unique fabric for each one. I so prefer this over some plastic thing made by a machine.
If you are looking for something nice to protect your NanoKey, NanoKontrol, Monome then feel free to contact Eija Elmgren at Artifex. She already has the measurements for the above mentioned controllers, but I am sure it will not be too much of a problem if you have a different device. Its easy to find out the measurements of your device by downloading its PDF specs from the makers website, copy it and send it via email. For a reasonable price plus shipping I am sure she will be more then delighted to sew something nice for you.