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Emma on 21 Sep, 20225 out of 5 stars
Fast delivery, great thread for leatherwork, perfect for small projects when you don't need a full reel
Emma on 21 Sep, 20225 out of 5 stars
Fast delivery, great thread for leatherwork
fionaroberts11 on 16 Aug, 20225 out of 5 stars
a beautiful thing. Mike is so helpful. will (hopefully) order more. Exceeded expectations
Jennifer on 23 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
Excellent quality cover. I purchased the green one and it looks lovely. Will definitely buy from again. Highly recommended.
Darren on 22 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
Many thanks for the Travellers notebook cover. Great quality with the leather giving a good firm cover to help give support if writing away from a desk. Will definitely be back if/when I need a different size cover.
fionaroberts11 on 11 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is my second purchase. There will be more. Great standard of work. Mike is so helpful and accommodating. I love this product
Katherine on 06 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
I cannot recommend Mike and Meadowgate Leather highly enough. Aside from the vast amount of customisable options, Mike had endless patience answering my questions thoughtfully about the type of leather and its softness/flexibility and also about colours and sizing. I was after a specific look and sent him a photo and what I received surpassed my expectations. The cover is so beautful and made to such a high standard (I am fussy and can't find a fault!) I asked for a pen loop but then realised once using the cover it wasn't working for me. I contacted Mike and he removed the pen loop. It was done with such care you cannot tell the loop was ever there. It's evident Mike enjoys what he does - the careful craftmanship is outstanding as is his customer service. Thanks, Mike. I'll defintely order again in another colour!
Celestine on 04 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
Excellent service and quality. Just as expected.
Marek on 25 Jun, 20225 out of 5 stars
The workmanship is sublime. Thank you.
Celestine on 24 Jun, 20225 out of 5 stars
This item is absolutely perfect. I love the workmanship, quality and customisable options from Mark. I will absolutely be returning to buy more!
Genuine leather items professionally produced in England
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Buyer, Photographer, Packer, Despatcher
Photography, broadcasting and computing used to be my life, but now, living on the North-Essex coast of England, leather has taken over. We have five children, a rabbit and a garden where I try to grow fruit & vegetables.
All the items you see here have been handmade in my leather workshop. This means they have been cut from quality vegetable-tanned leather, tooled or punched where required by me, and have been hand-stitched and finished – every inch of them by my hands. Goods made from veg-tanned leather will last many times longer than factory-made items – very often they last long enough to be handed on to the next generation!
Some of my items, you will note are 'natural' – ie. They have not been dyed or treated with anything. You will find that these items will adopt their own color with age, gradually turning a beautiful tan color as they are handled and exposed to sunlight. Other items will have been dyed using professional dyes, as much as possible, using eco-friendly products.
I try and photograph all items in a way that will show their true colour, but please be aware that results from different screens may vary.
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
As standard, within the UK, I post Royal Mail First Class so your item should be with you within a day or two. Some items may require a signature on delivery.
Internationally, I post Airmail which should take about 3 days to Western Europe, 5 days to Eastern Europe and major cities around the world. Everywhere should receive the item with about 7 days. These estimates are however just that, estimates, and even though I have posted the parcel on time, the delivery date can be affected by adverse weather etc, so please allow extra time for postal delays, and of course customs. Larger items are tracked so you and I will be able to check on the progress of the delivery.
Where more than one item has been purchased, the postage value of the larger item takes precedence: ie. when purchasing a card of thread, I will gladly combine with up to five cards total of similar thread for the same postage. However, purchasing a thread card along with a much heavier item will attract the higher postage rate. I'm sure that is common sense to everybody, but thought it ought to be here just in case. However, the checkout system does not always see it this way, so in the event of a shortfall, I will contact you to discuss the situation.
If 21 days have expired since receiving dispatch notification and you have still not received your parcel, please contact me and we will endeavour to resolve the situation.
Be aware that I will dispatch to your Etsy registered address, so please ensure it displays all the correct details. If your parcel is returned to me because the postal service is unable to deliver, I will contact you to rearrange delivery, at further cost to the customer.
Ready-to-ship items will be posted within 1-2 business days.
Made-to-order and Custom orders will ship as soon as they are ready, shipping estimates will be shown on the order, but in reality, I usually better these.
Additional policies and FAQs
Leather is a natural product, and as such, should be expected to have variations and imperfections within it. Whilst only the finest quality leathers are sourced, we cannot be held responsible for any losses due to any problems with the leather itself, including dye loss, staining, marking of other items, etc.
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