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Thoughts on Burberry briefcases like this? Any place in classic style the Burberry check or is it just tacky?

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Burberry used to make splendid coats, but a briefcase from them sounds to me like a waste of money. If you like the check (like I do), the only 'visible' place to wear it without looking like a chav is, IMO, a tie.

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Anybody know what happened to Ray Clark's Etsy shop? 

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Anybody know what happened to Ray Clark's Etsy shop? 
Just a week ago, he posted his status as "on vacation" on Etsy. But his shop status now is "does not exist". Sad to see his shop go.
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Pleased to help! I love hand stitching so this is one of my favorite subjects.

 

You're my spirit animal.  

 

 

Anyway, I was taught that 5spi = the racing stitch. 

 

6-7spi is rough work. 

8-10spi for bags

9-13spi for small accessories

 

Charlie, do you have any #14 irons laying around?

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You're my spirit animal.  


Anyway, I was taught that 5spi = the racing stitch. 

6-7spi is rough work. 
8-10spi for bags
9-13spi for small accessories

Charlie, do you have any #14 irons laying around?

I will look but I don't think so. We've never used 14 in production and I don't recall acquiring any at auction, they're so delicate they don't age well. I'm not aware of anyone else doing production work even at 12 now, good hand stitching is a dying art! I really should try to find some old 14s just for the challenge of stitching that fine
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I will look but I don't think so. We've never used 14 in production and I don't recall acquiring any at auction, they're so delicate they don't age well. I'm not aware of anyone else doing production work even at 12 now, good hand stitching is a dying art! I really should try to find some old 14s just for the challenge of stitching that fine

I lied! You can see how battered the outside teeth are, they need cutting off and then it would be usable, when I have a minute I'll sort it out and post some photos



Charlie
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Just a week ago, he posted his status as "on vacation" on Etsy. But his shop status now is "does not exist". Sad to see his shop go.
He responded to my enquiry swiftly on Etsy just a few days ago. Hope he is only taking a summer break.
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I will look but I don't think so. We've never used 14 in production and I don't recall acquiring any at auction, they're so delicate they don't age well. I'm not aware of anyone else doing production work even at 12 now, good hand stitching is a dying art! I really should try to find some old 14s just for the challenge of stitching that fine

 

It really is a dying art, it's sad to see that so many tools and craftsmen are aging without replacements. ALSO, if you ever get belt orders with requests for 14spi, just know that I referred them wink.gif

 

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I lied! You can see how battered the outside teeth are, they need cutting off and then it would be usable, when I have a minute I'll sort it out and post some photos



Charlie

 

 

 I wish we had auctions that randomly had (Dickson?) #14's for sale. That iron is beautiful, excited to see some stitching. Can't believe you had that just laying around!! 

 

Parker


Edited by PierpontLeather - 6/18/16 at 8:17pm
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post


I will look but I don't think so. We've never used 14 in production and I don't recall acquiring any at auction, they're so delicate they don't age well. I'm not aware of anyone else doing production work even at 12 now, good hand stitching is a dying art! I really should try to find some old 14s just for the challenge of stitching that fine

 

It really is a dying art, it's sad to see that so many tools and craftsmen are aging without replacements. ALSO, if you ever get belt orders with requests for 14spi, just know that I referred them wink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post


I lied! You can see how battered the outside teeth are, they need cutting off and then it would be usable, when I have a minute I'll sort it out and post some photos



Charlie

 

 

 I wish we had auctions that randomly had (Dickson?) #14's for sale. That iron is beautiful, excited to see some stitching. Can't believe you had that just laying around!! 

 

Parker


Its a Dixons iron, at one time , 50 - 100 years ago they where the best saddlery tool makers in the world which is the period this iron is from Id say. We have quite a big archive of obscure tools collected over the years. This one isnt going to be sewn with though it turns out, I fettled the damaged teeth and it leaves a lovely mark now, but its a left hand iron and whilst we use them a lot its not much use without its matching right hand iron! Maybe I'll buy a Blanchard 14 though just for the craic. Thread choice will be a bit tricky!

Charlie
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Its a Dixons iron, at one time , 50 - 100 years ago they where the best saddlery tool makers in the world which is the period this iron is from Id say. We have quite a big archive of obscure tools collected over the years. This one isnt going to be sewn with though it turns out, I fettled the damaged teeth and it leaves a lovely mark now, but its a left hand iron and whilst we use them a lot its not much use without its matching right hand iron! Maybe I'll buy a Blanchard 14 though just for the craic. Thread choice will be a bit tricky!

Charlie

 

That's amazing, that tool truly is beautiful. Sorry to hear that you don't have the right-handed iron, that's a shame - (mostly because craic of the Blanchard variety is usually somewhat costly!)

 

I've seen 632 on 14spi and it looks kind of chunky. I don't know if you keep any 832 around, that's the smallest thread I've seen used in anything remotely practical. 

 

 

I remember someone saying that Hermes had recieved a small gift from a master saddler's family after he passed away. It was some sort of art piece that he had stitched at 16spi. I can't remember where I saw it - but I think it was in a video someone sent to me. I'll look around for it.

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That's amazing, that tool truly is beautiful. Sorry to hear that you don't have the right-handed iron, that's a shame - (mostly because craic of the Blanchard variety is usually somewhat costly!)

I've seen 632 on 14spi and it looks kind of chunky. I don't know if you keep any 832 around, that's the smallest thread I've seen used in anything remotely practical. 


I remember someone saying that Hermes had recieved a small gift from a master saddler's family after he passed away. It was some sort of art piece that he had stitched at 16spi. I can't remember where I saw it - but I think it was in a video someone sent to me. I'll look around for it.

632 is way to heavy for 12 even, the example of 12 spi above is 832, for 14 or above you'd have to be stitching in somthing finer than 832 for 14 I think. Next time I put a Blanchard order in I'll get a 14 for some fun - nothing better for the technique or the craft than doing somthing hard
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632 is way to heavy for 12 even, the example of 12 spi above is 832, for 14 or above you'd have to be stitching in somthing finer than 832 for 14 I think. Next time I put a Blanchard order in I'll get a 14 for some fun - nothing better for the technique or the craft than doing somthing hard

So true, it's amazing how much more difficult things get when stitching gets smaller, when things need to be really thin, or when things need to be really thick - and that's only one small, foundational part of the craft. I think that's why I was drawn to this work. It seems that the more I learn, the less I know. The details have details.

Edit: sajou makes a waxed polycotton that's .36mm diameter. I think 832 is .43mm. It's not linen, but they market it towards fine leather goods. Maybe worth a shot if you do go for some 14spi fun.

http://www.sajou.fr/en/368-maroquinerie-waxed-polycotton-size-nm-50-3
Edited by PierpontLeather - 6/19/16 at 3:03pm
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So true, it's amazing how much more difficult things get when stitching gets smaller, when things need to be really thin, or when things need to be really thick - and that's only one small, foundational part of the craft. I think that's why I was drawn to this work. It seems that the more I learn, the less I know. The details have details.

Edit: sajou makes a waxed polycotton that's .36mm diameter. I think 832 is .43mm. It's not linen, but they market it towards fine leather goods. Maybe worth a shot if you do go for some 14spi fun.

http://www.sajou.fr/en/368-maroquinerie-waxed-polycotton-size-nm-50-3

I firmly believe polyester is the work of the devil - linen or silk for me!
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Originally Posted by PierpontLeather View Post

That's amazing, that tool truly is beautiful. Sorry to hear that you don't have the right-handed iron, that's a shame - (mostly because craic of the Blanchard variety is usually somewhat costly!)

I've seen 632 on 14spi and it looks kind of chunky. I don't know if you keep any 832 around, that's the smallest thread I've seen used in anything remotely practical. 


I remember someone saying that Hermes had recieved a small gift from a master saddler's family after he passed away. It was some sort of art piece that he had stitched at 16spi. I can't remember where I saw it - but I think it was in a video someone sent to me. I'll look around for it.

As ever Im entirely incapably of ignoring technical challenges.

This is 14spi on .8mm calf from the left handed iron, vs 10spi on my phone case, ruler in the foreground for comparison
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