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What makes the Perfect Handbag?

As someone who stitches leather I have made more than my fair share of handbags, and the picture shows my latest, Not my usual style but I fancied trying something new, which my daughter assures me would be described as … Continue reading

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Its launched so now it has to happen

This week I have posted a new video on You tube. This latest one shows how to make a ladies handbag loosely based on an American Lunch Pail shape. Not being American myself  I have no idea whether they actually … Continue reading

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Put an Old Man out of his Misery

some days you just have to put aside all thoughts of hedonistic pleasure, in my workshop knocking seven bells out of bits of wood, and instead concentrate on earning your daily crust. Which is why I am spending the weekend helping at … Continue reading

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We can all breath out

Every husband or boyfriend will know of that moment of fear and dread just before you hand over “the present”. By day whilst we may not all be captains of industry, but we are decisive, and capable of making decisions. Until it involves … Continue reading

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So close but so far

My most popular video is one I made about making a Leather Briefcase for a young lady who was just going off to university. It was an interesting project as she wanted tan leather with yellow thread so there wasn’t … Continue reading

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After years of trying

  For some time now I have been trying to make shoe polish, which seems a ridiculous ambition really when you consider how cheap it is to buy ready made in the supermarket, and really as more and more people wear … Continue reading

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A satisfied customer

If you would like to see how I went from having a shoulder of vegetable tanned leather to a hand stitched and shaped Ladies Shoulder bag, complete with lining and zip have a look at the video. It was an … Continue reading

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