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Details and thoughts on the "hidden" steps of craftsmanship

Paul Wagner

Details and thoughts on the "hidden" steps of craftsmanship

  Preparing the needle and thread before stitching — there are many necessary “hidden” steps that take place before the visible or obvious ones. Pictured here the needle is piercing the thread three times. Then it is pulled back over itself, which secures the needle for stitching. This requires focus and practice, as the thread is only 0.57mm in diameter. Repeating the simplest tasks repetitively is part of mastering larger tasks. Such small tasks become habit, and they are the necessary first steps into each creative journey. And in a way, they also become rituals. Working in an environment that...


The KAMEL Club - new rewards program

The KAMEL Club - new rewards program

We're excited to announce a new rewards program at theKAMEL.com! We call it the KAMEL Club. Instead of earning points, you accumulate camels. As your herd of camels grows, trade them in the online shop for our beautiful, handcrafted camel leather goods. They're as good as cash (100 camels = $1).It's simple: You'll earn 300 camels when you sign up. You can earn oodles more camels when you refer your friends. When your friends make their first purchase, you'll earn 10 camels for every $1 they spend. It's a great way to treat yourself and your friends to some camel leather love! Please join, spread the word, and start raising your own herd...


What are people saying about our leather bookmark design?

Paul Wagner

Tags bookmark, bookmark corner, giveaway, leather bookmark, news, product

What are people saying about our leather bookmark design?

We are collaborating this week with Alison, a book reviewer over at @crimeofrhyme, to sponsor a bookmark giveaway. Here is what she has to say about them after trying one out: If you guys haven't seen these bookmarks before, you'll want to read this caption! @the.kamel is a business in California run by Paul who creates hand-stitched ethically-sourced camel leather bookmarks. Now, I know what you're probably thinking - what makes this bookmark different from all other bookmarks? Weellll I'm glad you asked. These have got to me the sleekest, classiest, and also softest-to-the-touch bookmarks I've ever owned. The way...


We are giving away a camel leather bookmark corner!

Paul Wagner

Tags bookmark, bookmark corner, giveaway, leather bookmark, news, product

We are giving away a camel leather bookmark corner!

We joined up with Micah @wildlinggirl to sponsor a giveaway of one of our handcrafted camel leather bookmark corners. The winner of the giveaway can choose a bookmark in any of the colors that we make. It is open internationally until February 5th. To enter, please visit her giveaway post here. We love her artful approach to books and reading. One look at her Instagram feed, and one can see how she creates a warm, earthy, organic feel that makes so many people want to curl up and read a book. It was clear to us that this was a perfect...