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Hand stitching

Fiona hand stitches most of Sparrowhawk Leather's leather pieces using a traditional two needle, locking saddle stitch with 4 ply Irish Linen waxed thread.  The diamond shape hole with the thick thread, provides an unmistakable, feature look and exceptional strength that can not be replicated on a sewing machine

Irish linen waxed threads in a range of colours 
Waxed Irish linen thread in a range of colours

While the pieces featured on Sparrowhawk's website feature the more popular thread colours of black, butterscotch and bone, there is a wide choice of stitching colours to choose from, including red, and mid blue. , light turquoise, walnut brown and more. Such a range of colours is not usually available on machine stitched pieces.

Fiona Ritchie, Leather Artisan, Sparrowhawk Leather