Handmade Leather by Fiona Ritchie for Sparrowhawk
Leather custom made to order - please allow up to 2 weeks for completion.
The handmade leather Passport wallet pictured is finished in rock embossed British Tan with a Navy pocket; features embossed initials and is handstitched in a Bone Irish Linen thread. The "How it is Made" below describes how Fiona made this item. You can select your leather finish and stitching colour above.How is it made?
The personalised Leather Travellers Passport Wallet is made from full grain, vegetable tanned, "rawhide" leather which is hand dyed. The leather is hand cut to size for the passport sleeve and the back "pocket" is also cut. The edges are bevelled and stitching lines grooved on the pocket and front. The leather is cased. If initials are to be embossed, after accurately measuring the location of the initials, each initial is selected, lined up and individually embossed using a rawhide mallet. The Sparrowhawk maker's stamp applied to the pocket in a similar fashion and a "line" edge creased around the top of the pocket. A rock is then ground into the leather of the sleeve, randomly, but carefully, to make the pattern. Then several coats of dye are lightly, hand applied to the sleeve leather, and an antique paste applied, with the pocket being dyed seperately. The colour on all pieces is then sealed, waxed and polished. The pocket is affixed to the back cover of the front cover and stitching holes are punched through, 3 at a time with a stitching chisel tool and rawhide mallet. The pocket is hand stitched to the sleeve using an Irish Linen waxed thread in a two needle saddle stitch. Then the back and front of the sleeve are fitted together. Stitching holes are punched and the front and back of the sleeve is handstitched together. The edges are burnished, and a finishing wax and polish is applied.
Genuine hand finished leather (vegetable tanned, full grain leather), hand stitched with 4 ply waxed Irish Linen thread.
Maximum 4 letters. Please advise the initials to be embossed in the "Instructions" section of your order.Measurements:
14.5 cm high x 11 cm wide
Passport Wallet - Hand Finished Leather - 2 colour, embossed initials
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