Hints and Tips – Basic Tool Kit

Basic Leatherwork Tool Kit In pulling my travel tool kit together it focused my thoughts on the essentials a beginner needs and what to advance to in the way or tool purchases. Below is my tool box with the essentials/desirables to get started in Leatherwork. From top to bottom and left to right Scalpel, Safety … Read more

Visitor from across the sea

I recently had a lovely lady over from Belfast for a weekend course in Tewkesbury who was most interested in the ancient buildings in this small town has. Deirdre is a practicing Kendo exponent wanting to make a Bogu Bag to hold her protective clothing, helmet and gloves. Whilst this was to ambitious for an … Read more

Leatherwork Clam

Saddlers clams can cost £75 and more and when I needed 8 for courses so I decided to make some myself. The first one I made was from a naturally shaped willow branch which I cleft into 2 and reversed the halves to get the required shape. With the finding of suitable branches time consuming … Read more