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how we do it

All our leather goods are hand made. By this we mean they are designed and made by us using hand tools alone - no electrical equipment such as a sewing machine. Most importantly everything we make is hand stitched, which produces a much more durable and robust end product.

Mark learned his skills from Val Michael and Neil MacGregor (http://www.leathercourses.co.uk/) - two highly skilled and gifted leather workers based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Wherever practicable we use vegetable tanned leather. This is a much more versatile material than its chemically processed cousins, and is especially suited to some of the techniques used, such as wet moulding.

Hand stitching with two needles and an awl

A selection of traditional leather working tools