Brevet

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Randonneur in custom blue





Panniers in two-tone Waxed Canvas

Working with leather drives me crazy. 
The leather work takes the same amount of time as making the bag itself. But man do I love the way it turns out! Working with leather feels great in the hand, under the blade and flows well on the machines. I'm lucky to be able to work with all of the materials and tools that make me happy. Canvas, waxed canvas, leather, brass, lightweight xpac fabric, and synthetic webbings. They all serve a different purpose and produce a different aesthetic. 
I enjoy them all. 
I enjoy making stuff.










Friday, March 25, 2016

Beautiful Tool Rolls for Synaptic Cycles-Joe Bartoe

I've been doing a lot of custom runs for shops this year. Joe at Synaptic and I have been talking about doing a tool roll for a while.  Joe supplies customers with high end bicycle rentals in southern California.  He wanted a purpose build roll that had everything his customers would need on a fast road ride. The bag needed to reflect the colors of his shop, and his personal aethetic, it turned out great! One thing that really takes the bags to another level for shops is having Falls Creek Outfitters supply custom patches. Walter is great in finding the size, colors, and patch design layout that fits your style.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Deposit for custom work

I've posted a page on the website, hope this is helpful.
You can now use a credit card or paypal using the site.

http://www.ruthworkssf.com/store/p58/Deposit.html


Go-Fast Porteur


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

What goes into a custom job, a poem in list form

Lots of talking.
more talking
more talking.
measuring.
more talking.
designing
drawing
layout
sourcing
cutting
prepping
cutting leather
working the leather
punching holes and slots
more layout
confirming the final layout
sewing
finishing
eat
attaching other build elements
staging
photographing
posting
promoting
building  website
packing
delivering to post office
shipping
emailing owner that it's on it's way
repeat
every day