Archive for July 26th, 2012
Today we have Bev working on the defining stitching on our leather belts. Many times this can be done by a machine but when you are looking for precision we find the best bet is to do it by hand. Bev works these thick pieces of leather with a large needle pulling a long string of a strong sturdy beige colored thread through a series of holes already made in the leather when we cut the strips.
The most difficult part of this work for Bev is that she needs to use a cut of thread that is twice as long as the belt – and since her stature is quite small – it means that the thread is twice as long as she is tall!
a feeling of comfortable relax or at least that is how I see it when I put them together. When I came to Pierotucci in Italy from my home in Florida, if anyone ever asked me if I missed the beach I had to say not really – beaches you can find anywhere . . . maybe not all as beautiful as those in Miami and the Caribbean but….
If I were to pinpoint what I missed the most (besides my fantastic family )it would be the sunsets and the Everglades. We would always laugh in my family because even if we just came out of one of South Florida’s infamous afternoon thunderstorms, you could always count on a sunset.
And as many times as I have been to the Everglades, I always found it fascinating . . . well except for the enormous mosquitoes, they were just plain annoying! Those huge expanses of sawgrass reeds and the wooden board walks that were made to carry you into the depths of alligator land, I always found it to be quite unique and relaxing.
And when I think of the Campomaggi bags, with their washed leather and distinct vintage look I get the same relaxed feeling.