I can't believe I have been running my own business for 5 years - I don't know where the time has gone? Over the past 5 years I have met some lovely people (obviously I think I have the best customers), increased my product range and enjoyed making bespoke items. I still get a buzz when I see my clients' expressions, as I give them their finished leathergoods.
I wonder what the next 5 years will be like? I am already making plans for 2017 and hope to be able to share the details very soon.
Leather is a natural product, with each item responding differently to tooling, staining and treatment adding to the individuality of each item.
All my leatherwork products are hand tooled so everything I make is unique with its own special character.
I exclusively use vegetable tanned leather. This is the traditional process of tanning leather (using tree bark to tan the leather) and uses fewer chemicals than modern methods, which is better for the environment.
My finished products are treated with a protective cream to make them water resistant. Like with all leather products, if taken care of can last for years.
I enjoy creating fresh and new designs using this traditional craft.