Sep 2, 2014

Machine stitched or hand stitched?

One of the largest benefits to having a bridle handmade is that it will be almost entirely stitched by hand. This means the threads actually pass through the leather from the front to the back and vice-versa at every stitch. If one stitch is worn away, the rest do not loosen but continue to hold

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Mar 10, 2014

Refurbishing a piece of 100 year old history

While training towards qualification as a saddler, I was on the lookout for a sewing machine. Not just any sewing machine but the cast iron No 6 Harness Machine made by The British United Shoe Machinery Company.

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