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Setting up the winter workshop

Setting up the winter workshop

The darkest weeks of the Swedish year. Winter is coming, light is gone, no snow yet. The motorcycle is permanently parked in the workshop, awaiting the yearly maintenance: valve clearance and some minor adjustments to the frame. The frost outside is doing its best to cheer us up – us who are waiting for an even colder climate. Read more →

Merchant & Makers

Merchant & Makers

Farmer’s racer featured on Merchant & Makers. A long interview with thoughts and tales from the brand, with new perspectives of farmer’s racer. Visit M&M to read more about bag making and other crafts. Read more →

At Balck Coffee 2/10

At Balck Coffee 2/10

Farmer’s racer is putting up a shop in shop at Balck Coffee, Kalmar, on monday 2th october. The success from last year brought these companies together once more. Why – because we share the same passion for craft, quality customer relations. Founders of Balck Coffee, Sebastian and Louise are roasting and brewing their fantastic craft all day long. Bags will be made on the workbench in the café during monday. A perfect day to test out bags and drink specialty coffee.

Open 10-18

Storgatan 14 Kalmar

Balck Coffee

New mount

New mount

After a full summer of testing a new mount is ready for the shop. It fits any frame tube, and makes it easier to mount the bag on a motorcycle, bicycle or…chair. Read more →

Long working days

Long working days

Summer in Sweden – long days, and daylight until late night around mid summer. One can actually fit two full working days in 24 hours. Compare to the 5 hours of daylight during the winter. These long days call for a certain way of farmer’s life. Working hard, but slow, taking care of the long days. Read more →

The racing part

The racing part

Spring is coming, and leaving, and coming and… Snow is mixed with sunny sky and dry roads. It will take a few more weeks to bring order to the Swedish spring. While waiting for the motorcycle season to start – some work have been done on the racing part of farmer’s racer. Read more →

Garden garage

Garden garage

It is time to start growing things, and the farmer in farmer’s racer is coming alive. Every window is transformed into a field of plants and seeds in the next weeks. And the garage windows is no exemption. In fact – growing plants in a garage is a perfect combination of two good things. Read more →

Veg tanned leather

Veg tanned leather

All leather used by farmer’s racer is supplied by Tärnsjö Tannery. The tannery have been in the leather craft business for over 140 years. Specialists in vegetable tanning – this post will tell more about the benefits of this eco friendly process. Read more →

New season

New season

A new year, and a new season with farmer’s racer. As always I will start this year with the promise of no changes to the bag design – no need to change. Entering the sixth year of production, the bag is still inspiring users to carry new things in old ways. I keep track of my oldest bags, made during the winter of 2012, and they are looking better every day. The colors of 2017 will be the same burnt orange and tan/green as always. New rolls of waxed cotton has been delivered from Scotland this week. The most common question from future customers is; when to make a black bag? I will dedicate this post to explain why this color is placed on the ever waiting to-do-later-list. Read more →

Making lids

Making lids

It takes about one full working day to make a bag. Sewing is what we usually call the craft of making a bag – but there is a lot more techniques involved in the workshop. In a previous post you can read about the art of making the farmer’s racer tags. If you click here the tag story starts. If you continue this post you will learn how the leather lids are made. Read more →

Winter soon

Winter soon

Nature outside, and nature in-home, is changing. Not winter quite yet, but the temperature is dropping in a stairway fashion – two steps down one day, and three steps up the next. A small cover of snow is fighting the mid day sun, and the 8 steps between my workshop and my home is now demanding a winter choice of shoes. The nature of home has prepared for winter for quite some time though. Read more →

At Balck Coffee 25th october

At Balck Coffee 25th october

Setting up a workbench at Balck Coffee, in Kalmar, the 25th of october. The new top end coffee roastery has invited farmer’s racer to spend one day in their café. For one working day, the visitors can enjoy both high quality coffee and the leather craftmanship of farmer’s racer. Read more →