Testimonials

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Wee moulded leather leaves

“Roslyn provides excellent customer support. It’s her attention to detail along with her great communication skills that enable this. She is always helpful and quickly responds with realistic information about products, alternatives, pricing and timescales. She’s keen to listen to customer needs and will provide bespoke solutions where possible. All of the above is conveyed in a friendly, clear and positive manner.

Her products show she is a highly skilled crafts person. A real asset are her short videos explaining the traditional processes behind her work and where her gorgeous vegetable tanned leather is sourced from. Much of her work takes inspiration from the natural world around her and my first purchase was in October 2020 when amidst the glory of Autumn I was drawn to her vibrantly coloured leather leaves. It’s clear that she cares about the environment as everything arrives packaged in sustainable materials too.

With Roslyn I feel I know the full journey and provenance of my purchases. All in all, a lovely talented lady who makes beautiful leather goods to be treasured.”

Mairi, Galashiels

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Personalised Leaderfoot Journal and Leaderfoot Page Cuff

“As the very lucky and proud recipient of the journal and page cuff, they are beautiful and the quality of the leather and skill in making them is outstanding! Thank you!!”

Brian, Hook (Hampshire)

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Leaderfoot Page Cuff

“My husband was delighted with his gift. He is fastidious about damage to pages. The cuff is beautifully made, practical and different. I was looking specifically to buy gifts only local or as near as I could but nothing from China!!! Nothing to add to the plastic mould. I succeeded from your cuff to handmade rope soaps. Good luck with your business, I will recommend your site. I highly recommend it.”

Lorraine, Dalkeith

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Bespoke belt, stitched the full length

“Roslyn, the belts arrived this morning and are beautiful, especially the dark tan stitched. I am over the moon, thank you. Will be in touch again or hopefully will call on you in June, if we get out of the current mess [Covid-19]. Thank you again.”

Campbell, Blairgowrie

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Personalised Leaderfoot Page Cuff

“I bought a bookmark as a gift for a friend, and Roslyn very kindly personalised it with beautiful hand-tooled initials. My friend said this was her favourite present this year! I will definitely purchase again from Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft.”

Arati, London

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Moulded Wee Leather Birch Leaf and Page Cuff

“Really, really pleased with my leather birch leaf, just the job to keep my needles and row counters in one place when I need them. Also looking forward to using the page holder when I’ve finished my Moomin collection! ”

Sue, Stoke-on-Trent

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Personalised Leaderfoot Journal

“I ordered a leather notebook cover (with notebook) for my fiancé Catherine for Christmas (2020). It was handmade and bespoke with blue stitching and included her initials for that extra bit of personalisation. Roslyn was extremely helpful and friendly and offered a fantastic service. The notebook is exquisitely made and absolutely beautiful. Would highly recommend. Thank you Roslyn”

James, Langport

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Leaderfoot Page Cuff

“I purchased the cuffs for my husband as a Xmas present. He is an avid reader and will only purchase British made products. The cuffs were beautifully wrapped and presented. The leather is beautiful and the craftsmanship impeccable. The stitching was a lovely contrast to the fine leather. I think they were definitely top of his gift list. I will certainly be buying the cuffs for other people in the future.”

Michelle, Rye

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Leaderfoot Wallet

“Just received my son’s wallet for his birthday and we are just so pleased with the quality of the calf leather and workmanship - or should that be work-woman-ship?

Roslyn was just as keen as we were to get this right and did everything she could to achieve just that. Shopping for a special gift during lockdown will never be easy but we worked together, and now I can’t wait to see the reaction to this very individual of presents.

Thank you for not only James wallet but also for the patience and time taken to make sure you got a very satisfied customer.

I would not hesitate in recommending Roslyn to anyone in a quandary about what to buy for that special person. ”

Jenny, Alnwick

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Leaderfoot Page Cuffs

“I bought a pair of Leaderfoot page cuffs for my parents at Christmas, and immediately bought another when they arrived to give as a gift along with an antique book. The calfskin leather is as soft as butter, feels like silk and smells delicious - if you love real books over digital gadgets, one of these tactile little things will only add to the pleasure. The hand stitched linen threads finish them off beautifully too.

All three recipients love theirs and use them every single day - my Mum says she smiles every time she opens a book!”

Emma, Glasgow

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Bespoke Belt

“I am delighted with the stunning belt that I commissioned from Roslyn. My husband had a vintage buckle from the States, which I had made into a belt for his birthday. Roslyn’s attention to detail is second to none, choosing both a specific leather and an unusual olive thread which worked beautifully with the colours on the buckle.

Roslyn’s communications were both professional and fun – from the outset I had a clear idea when my belt would be ready, and how much it would cost, but, in addition, her enthusiasm and passion for her work shone through her emails – she’s lovely to work with! Lastly, the value for money that Roslyn delivers is exceptional. Her fee was much as I would expect for a good quality belt off the shelf, yet the bespoke belt which arrived in its beautiful gift box – and which made my husband’s birthday – was lovingly crafted, utterly personal and, of course, unique.

I’m not sure I will ever buy another leather item off the shelf again. Why would I, when I could commission one, created just for me with love and skill, by an artist such as Roslyn?”

Clare, Bathgate

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Wallet

“Roslyn has made a replica of a treasured wallet for me and also restored another wallet. Her eye for detail and dedication to these projects has meant that the end-result surpassed my expectations: thank you Roslyn!”

Patricia, Jedburgh

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Bespoke Leather Strap

“I just wish to say how pleased I am with the leather strap you made for my steam engine ‘Dorothy’. I found the quality of your work first class, and the materials used of very high quality – all befitting a British built traction engine dating back to 1919.

Thank you again for your excellent contribution to what seems like a never ending restoration.”

Malcolm, Droxford

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Moulded Leather Leaf

“I just wanted to follow up with you in regards to the leather leaf purchase I ordered previously. I am writing simply to tell you that we have received so many positive comments from both family and friends in regards to our lovely little leaf. During these frigid winter months when I see it, I smile. It is the perfect accent piece; it is entirely in its place yet still draws the eye to explore it.

I can honestly say that during the holidays the leaf was picked up and investigated by more people than I felt comfortable with. I found myself worried with all the big and little hands that wanted to hold it. I needn’t have worried. The leaf easily held its shape and looked as good as ever. Quietly understated but definitely, a piece people are drawn to. What a beautiful way to bring true nature into a home, and have it last without worry.

Your work is stunning, and I just wanted you to know how much this little piece means to us. So, I thank you again, and I wish you the very best.”

Kim, Illonis USA