New Product Category
Hi folks, it’s been a while! A lot has happened in the past 18-24 months, notwithstanding Covid and all the other hurdles life throws at us.
I have been spending my time on learning new craft skills, including leather work. I am starting small, with coin pockets, card wallets and the like, and I have decided to offer these items up for sale to those who like hand crafted goods that cannot be bought anywhere else.
As a bit of background, I have been working with two specific leather types. The first, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo, is an Italian leather tanned in the Tuscany region. It has a beautiful feel that has been described elsewhere as “rustic”, but over time it develops a lovely patina and with a host of gorgeous and rich colours, this leather has become my favourite.
I have also discovered another versatile leather, oil tanned water buffalo hide. This is sometimes called ‘Crazy Horse’ leather as it can change colour slightly when handled. It is quite light and with a slightly velvety feel to it, and one of my customers particularly loves it because it has an aged look to it.
Due to the nature of hand crafted small leather goods, each piece may vary in colour, thread colour, gusset or slot material etc. and no two pieces will be exactly the same. But that’s the joy of hand crafted isn’t it?
If you have any questions or comments about our new product category, please do let us know, and look out for additional products coming soon. I may even work up to making handbags at some stage!