Monday 30 April 2012

Subtle SMP: Red and Blue

Satin finish kangaroo
Minimal hand stitch details
The nose
A subtle SMP recover for Todd's dad including busyman leather replacement label. 

Sunday 29 April 2012

Tray of Saddles

My work table
Concor, Romin, SMP Evolution & Prologo

Thursday 26 April 2012

Stealthy Prologo Recover


A Prologo saddle I just finished recovering for Cam's soon to be Baum. Seems like I'm the only fellow in town who's not getting a Baum. I wish I was getting one, maybe one day.... On this one Cam wanted it to be quite subtle so I removed the logo and went for a simple perforated pattern down the centre. The saddle is in black kangaroo and the bar tape is stealthy black on black.

Romin Honey


Honey brown Specialized Romin Expert recovered for Adam over in the USA. The old cover was successfully removed but a very slight impression of the stripes is still visible. Hand dyed kangaroo leather which will hopefully match some Brooks honey bar tape. In any case it will age gracefully alongside the bar tape.

Sunday 22 April 2012

Leather Patina

Faith's leather bits age gracefully.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Black and the Fern

Black the Cat
Silver Fern of New Zealand


Todd's other saddle for his other Baum. Arione CX in polished kangaroo and suede with blood orange perforations.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Some Patterns


A selection of pattern pieces from three years of Busyman. Check out the story on Coolhunting.

Sunday 15 April 2012

Antares Cross Stitches Group

Waxed poly thread - won't wear away
Double thickness in centre to ensure body and comfort on the bars

Fizik Antares in black kangaroo with hand stitched detail for Peter's new Baum. Subtle double stitched tape to match.



Arione and matching tape in vegetable tanned full grain leather for an upcoming Fyxo build. Antique brown with black backed perforations.

Gutter Lunch


MDMA Gutter Lunch at the Abbotsford Convent last week

Thursday 5 April 2012

Specialized Romin: Gloss Black

The saddle ready for Craig's almost finished Baum.

Monday 2 April 2012

Requited LoveIf I'd known

If I'd known I'd have used red or white.