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. … Read more Bogu Bag – Protection equipment for Kendo bag
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 Leather Archery Gear – with a little wood thrown in!
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 No Sew leather bag – Becky
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 Belt bag – Purse – possibles pouch
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 Dog Collars and Leads – Hand made leather
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 Clutch Bag
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 Glasses Case