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Bottega Style Weaving With Hermes Saddle Stitching

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Very nice looks like its well proportioned and made to last. Gary

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Great work. Fit and finish is fantastic.

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Nice bag. What makes it "Hermes saddle stitching" as opposed to saddle stitching that actual saddle makers have been using for hundreds of years?

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So Hermes was the first to not cast a stitch?

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So Hermes was the first to not cast a stitch?

Most likely one of the oldest, still running company (most established) to saddle stitch, since the early 1800s. The angle of the stitch and the separation of each stitch with thinner thread would be why he called it hermes saddle stitch. Not entirely right, or wrong.

Id be interested in a tutorial if you are willing to share how you make it. Very unique looking bag.

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Most likely one of the oldest, still running company (most established) to saddle stitch, since the early 1800s. The angle of the stitch and the separation of each stitch with thinner thread would be why he called it hermes saddle stitch. Not entirely right, or wrong.

Id be interested in a tutorial if you are willing to share how you make it. Very unique looking bag.

Does anyone know of a book about their history? According to their wiki page they did harness and saddle mostly until the 1920s.

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The still do saddlery and harness work now.

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I'm curious, where did you read or hear that Hermes doesn't cast their stitches?

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Hermes stiches are slanted on the front and flat on the back. Also you cab see it in their video

Hermes stiches are slanted on the front and flat on the back. Also you cab see it in their video

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This is how I made it:

0.8mm lamb skin for strips, pattern, and lining. total of 2.4mm when stacked

1. Used AutoCad to draw out pattern. (See image) Pay attention to the corner.

2. I used an 8mm flat chisel to punch slots. Make sure the slots are offset by a little bit.

3. cut 8mm strips and weave through the slots.

4. Adjust the strips so the weaving pattern is not crooked.

5. Glue a lining on the back. make sure to get all the strips so they don't move around.

Please advise.

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Very cool. You're making us look bad!

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Very cool. You're making us look bad!

I agree. My first project wasn't even close to that level of polish. Great job!

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Very Nice, you are off to a good start. Very clean and professional. There are about 900 videos of various leather craftsman and companys on VIMEO.

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I want to try this  intrecciato.  I have looked closely at your chiseled leather before you wove strips.  Though you offset the slits, they are all uniformly spaced.  When I look at the few photos online from other intrecciato, the punches are wide and narrow on alternating rows.  I think it will make a difference in the final appearance. 

Did any of the tiny offset spaces between slits break? That looks the most delicate of all.

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