Originally Posted by ThinkDerm
i dont see the stitching on the edges... looks glued to me?
if you look closely you can see some of the stitches
Originally Posted by DWFII
No, I never thought he might be gluing it. I just wanted to see how he handled the stitching and the edge. I have worked with stingray on several occasions and hated the way the stitching looked when I was done. Those beads are like hard ivory and they are random sizes. A needle will not peirce them and more often skitters away so badly that the line of stitching becomes increasingly erratic and uneven.
He did a good job there. I can't see much of anything about how the stitching finished. But if that is only a function of the choice of colour for the thread, it is still worthy of praise.
And thank you BTW...and please pass my compliments and appreciation to him.
i spoke to riccardo and he appreciates that you like his work.
he also said to tell you that he learned half his craft learning to make boots in the u.s.
as for the stingray, he had the problems you mentioned with the rounded beads
but with the sanded stingray like roy's
his problem was the needle breaking when it hit the flat surface