Welcome to the Vienna Bag

Welcome to the Vienna Bag

October 10, 2017 7 Comments

We love creating each and every one of our products, but when we get the opportunity to design and make a bespoke piece for a customer- now that is something really special.

Caroline came into the workshop a couple of weeks ago, armed with some photos and a rough idea of a bag that she would like. This was James’ cue to put the kettle on, pull out his sketch book and bring her ideas to reality.

The first thing, after a brew and a chat, was to sketch out exactly the shape of the bag and to make sure that the size of it accommodated what Caroline wanted to use it for, then the fun really started…time to find the perfect leather. After going through a lot of the hides in the storeroom, Caroline chose Burnt Ochre, a gorgeous vegetable tanned leather from a tannery in Florence, Italy. It is a lovely strong leather that will only get better with age as the patina develops- perfect for a bag.

James drew a design and pattern that is completely unique, hand cut the leather and set to work.

Cutting the Burnt Ochre  Pattern cut with buckles

Stitching the piping in the end sections   Pockets sewn into the back inside out

The Vienna Bag all it's glory...

Vienna Bowling BagVienna Bowling Bag

 

If you'd like your own bespoke item created just for you we'd love to hear from you, please email info@tannerbates.co.uk. 



7 Responses

J Gibbs
J Gibbs

May 07, 2020

More lovely products from John for me to treasure. Expertly made and finished; many items being ingeniously designed and not available elsewhere. Really tempting, so well worth careful consideration.

Patricia
Patricia

October 22, 2019

Beautiful bag !

J Gibbs
J Gibbs

November 08, 2017

Pure skill and beauty, each one. Like a Swiss watch, to be treasured by us and future generations. Too many people are needlessly missing out on these unique works of art.

Neil Cudlipp
Neil Cudlipp

October 15, 2017

John you are a magician teaching other magicians how to do magical things with leather. My sons belts & my own belts are aging slowly & are beautiful, my wife Laura uses her Italian style rucksack every day & it’s as good as new still. Your leather is highest quality & just gets better with age. Worth every penny.

Judith
Judith

October 15, 2017

Just beautiful.

Chrissy
Chrissy

October 15, 2017

That is so beautiful.
You made a belt for my son a while ago. He thinks it’s great.

Bet Razak-Biggs
Bet Razak-Biggs

October 15, 2017

Love the bag!!

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