Leather Archery Gear – with a little wood thrown in!

I have teamed up with Marc Grady of:- The Longbow Emporium – near Hereford http://www.longbowemporium.co.uk/index.html – to make leather archery gear for him. Marc is a master Bowyer  and has so many longbows to make he does not have the time to complete the leatherwork he is asked to make, so has invited me to … Read more

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 … Read more

Belt bag – Purse – possibles pouch

Belt Bag

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 … Read more

Dog Collars and Leads – Hand made leather

Dog lover Fleur visited me for a 2 day course to explore her love of dog collars and leads and how to make them. As well as completing the three projects for day 1 to a very high standard she made 2 collars and leads on day 2 which was very fast work. She made … Read more

Abbey England Catalogue Link

Abbey England are trade suppliers to the saddlery and allied trades and have a very good animated catalogue for you to peruse. Click on the link below to be directed to it:- Click here    

Clutch Bag

I have had 2 students over the past few weeks who wanted to make a small clutch bag which we achieved to their satisfaction but I was thinking on my feet a little as I have not undertaken much on a smaller scale and with narrow gussets. Post those events and with my daughters birthday … Read more

Glasses Case

My Sister Lynne and her husband Peter, both wanted a softer style glasses case as their birthday present. I have made plenty of complicated ones in the past which can be fiddly and under most circumstances over engineered so I decided to revisit the simple slip case but to elevate it by adding a velvety … Read more

Sporran – A unique design from a new student

Would you believe that that a newbie leatherworker, Nick Goldby designed and made this fabulous contemporary take on the traditional Scottish Sporran, on only his second day of leatherworking. Well Done Nick a great design and very well executed. (Before you read any further I have to point out the limitations of a phone for … Read more

A & A Crack & Sons – Leather Merchants – www.aacrack.co.uk

I spent a delightful hour with Alan Crack today as he proudly showed me around his extensive stock-holding of fabulous leathers. It was an Aladdin’s cave for me as I have never seen so much choice of leather in one place and to discuss it all with an expert of 40 years experience. They have … Read more

Saddlers Clam – steam bent – hand made in the woods.

Having made a few modern varieties of saddlers clam for use by myself and students and only one made from a natural willow branch of roughly the right shape I decided it was time to make a proper job of it by making a steam bent version. Taking advantage of helping on a 9 day … Read more