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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

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

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 →

Bag, motorcycle and more

Bag, motorcycle and more

What shall I choose, 12,2 liters, 14,5 liters, green or burnt orange? There is no right answer to this question – it is all a matter of design and how you would like to bring things on your trip. This post might be helpful, or bring more questions to your mind. Read more →

Collecting fatwood

Collecting fatwood

Even if summer is still on the agenda – winter is coming in the future. The dry season of august is a great time to collect fire starters. One day trip, and a well balanced axe, is the cost of a full winter of fatwood supply. Read more →

Picking flowers in a bag

Picking flowers in a bag

It is time to harvest the meadows. Grass might be the most common ingredient in hay today – but the original hay was made from herbs. One way to help nature restore old meadows is to transport flowers and seeds from one area to another. Doing this, one need a bag and a bike. Read more →

New racer

New racer

Since the month of may farmer’s racer’s sr400 is turning heads in Stockholm. A new bike was purchased to carry the bags of the brand. A Kawasaki w650 from 18th century has been cut down and rebuilt to blend in with the farmer’s racer style. Read more →

Four holes in the lid

Four holes in the lid

Since 2014 I have made four holes inside the bag. This is actually the only finesse inside the sturdy bag. Nothing has been said about these holes – no instructions. Customers have found ways to use them in their own way. Here is one of them… Read more →