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!”
“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?”
“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!”
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.”
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