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Suede Belt - 1

Hand Stitched Suede Belt

A friend got in touch to explain that he had hunted high and low to find a belt to match his sandy coloured suede shoes and could I oblige. I used virtually matching chap suede from Le Prevo along with one of their raised keep buckles and hand stitched the whole thing with tiger thread.  […]

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Bogu Bag – Protection equipment for Kendo bag

For those of you who are Kendo enthusiasts and have found this blog due to the title you will appreciate the fine work and Japanese esthetic of this wonderful work from one of my dearest leatherwork students, Deirdre from Northern Ireland, who featured in my blog in August 2014 when she was a newbie leatherworker. […]

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Mora Knife sharpening

Most of you who have been on one of my courses will have been given a Mora bushcraft knife and made a sheath to go with it. Here is a great video of Ben Orford made by Zed Outdoors to show you how to keep it sharp and in tip top condition.  

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No Sew leather bag – Becky

I had a student recently who needed to make things with visitors to  country park with a strong leather link. One of the things we came up with was this bag which is either a big pencil case or a small clutch bag. and Indeed Becky is going to use it for a wedding this […]

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Belt Bag

Belt bag – Purse – possibles pouch

Christina came on a 2 day introduction to Leatherwork Course with a mission in mind to make a Navy Blue Belt and Bag to be worn over her Navy blue winter wool coat when she was out walking and wanted her hands free to manage the dogs but needed to safely carry her phone, credit […]

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