Tuesday 28 June 2011

California Bear

The California Bear for Jackie on a Regal(esque) saddle. To adorn Jackie's Marin fixie which has another version of the bear as its head tube badge. The bear is built up with two blended layers that are skived to fade back to single in areas. A fun project thanks to the skill, humor and patience of Simone, my lovely intern.

Saturday 25 June 2011

RS Emboss Session 1

The first two pieces
Piece by piece through the machine

I keep scorching my fingers!

The sunlight was splendid

Fresh out
The old stuff or the new stuff?

Sachs' Tape

Prolly's Photo

Emboss Test

I like it, subtle branded. The texture it adds will give a nice feel to the grip I think. Coming soon.

Waiting for the Bread to Cook

The pattern

Natural kangaroo with pale green/grey perforations

Waiting for my weekly loaf of bread to cook, no new photos of all the busy work I seem to have been doing, what better to do than post some images borrowed from another blog
I finished this saddle and some matching bar tape last week, for myself, for my first carbon framed bike. Salvaged from Matt's misfortune the frame is repaired and repainted, the groupset is Italian and special, and maybe I will be able to keep up with the fast guys now by the time we reach the top of the hill.

Monday 6 June 2011

Sabi The Dog

Customise your favourite saddle with a portrait of your favourite dog. Sabi the funny dog in natural kangaroo skin and tan dyed highlights. Tape hand dyed, stitched and perforated to match. On its way to Singapore tonight.

Friday 3 June 2011

Chestnut Antique

Selle Italia SLR (brand new) with matching tape for a Baum build. All hand dyed to specification. The saddle is kangaroo, my new favourite, and the tape is matching cow. Tape edges are skived to a feather edge and it's backed with another leather for some cushion and contrast through the perforations. Lots of handwork here with a little help from a machine.
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