TheOldLeatherWorks

Handmade leather goods, made on the Isle of Harris.

Announcement    Visitors are welcome, so please let me know if you want to come and see the workshop on the Isle of Harris.

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Last updated on Feb 26, 2017

Visitors are welcome, so please let me know if you want to come and see the workshop on the Isle of Harris.

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Geoff Calvert

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About TheOldLeatherWorks

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On Etsy since 2017

Leather - traditional material, traditional methods

It started with a belt, back in 2009.

I had been trying a number of different traditional crafts, thinking about a hobby for when I retired. Leatherwork was the next on the list, prompted by my wife trying to persuade me to buy a new leather belt, to replace the lovely old, well worn one that I liked to wear. I decided to make my own. And that was the beginning of a love affair with this beautiful material.

I taught myself from books, videos, internet forums, and lots of hard work. The range of items that I made grew with my skills, and I began to sell more and more, until I realised that I could escape from the hum-drum existence of a 9 to 5 job, move to a tranquil area (though not so much when the gales are blowing!), and turn the hobby into a living.

So here I am, doing the thing I love, in a place I love.

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