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Priestleys – Meet The Maker April 2, 2021 – Posted in: Meet The Maker

What and who makes up Priestleys? Priestleys is founded and run by us, Karen and James Priestley. We are a husband and wife team, we have a daughter Eleanor who is the main inspiration behind our brand.  When you were growing up what did you want to be? I wanted to be art or fashion teacher, James wanted to be submariner.  How did you first discover your passion for working with leather?  I have always…

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Ten Cloudy – Meet The Maker March 7, 2021 – Posted in: Meet The Maker

Who and what is Ten Cloudy? Ten Cloudy is a London-based studio of artisan and bespoke leather goods. It is my family business. I am, Natasha Kerimova, the brand creator, designer, and maker of our leather bags, leather art objects, and accessories. My husband, Philipp, helps me with administrative and financial matters. Ten Cloudy is about sustainable slow fashion, leather art, and preservation of leather artisan skills. Leathercraft is a relatively new and quite unexpected…

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Hand Made Thank You Cards February 12, 2021 – Posted in: General

Since posting the image of our little in-house helper over on IG we have had a lot of questions about where we get our thank you cards printed. In fact, we don’t get them printed we make them ourselves in-house using metallic black foil pressed into a high cotton yield 350 gsm paper using a Metallic Elephant hot foil machine. This means that each card is unique and offers a true handmade touch to your…

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Jetalla’Aneiu Meet The Maker February 7, 2021 – Posted in: Meet The Maker

Who and what is Jetalla’Aneiu? Hi, we are glad to have the opportunity to share our story with you and your readers.  We –Paul & Ann– are a married couple who found our passion for leatherwork in 2014. The desire to want to make a bag suddenly came to us early that year, in the midst of Paul’s intense job, which kept his blood pressure high at all times. We fell in love with leathercraft…

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Stand out from the crowd using a double crease line on your next project. January 22, 2021 – Posted in: Leather Craft 101

If you follow me over on Instagram you might have seen that I recently posted a mini-tutorial on how to create a padded double creased effect using multiple layers of leather and three creasing tips. You might be thinking why would I want to do this? Well, it looks epic so I think that’s a good enough reason. Materials & Tools Bonded Leather 0.6mm (Drop me an email if you need to order this) Split…

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How To Sharpen Your Skiving Knife January 12, 2021 – Posted in: Leathercraft 101

The number one rule of using a knife is to ensure that the blade is kept sharp, after all a blunt knife can cause more damage than a sharp one. Think about it, with a sharp blade you will cut through leather like butter with very little force behind the blade. Now think how much pressure you would need to apply to cut through the same leather with a blunt knife. Lots! With more pressure…

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What you need to know before making your first leather product September 9, 2020 – Posted in: Leather Craft 101

Ok so you want to learn leathercraft and make something from leather, You have been on way too many holidays to Turkey and smelt the delight that is the leather shops. It’s got you thinking about making your own belt or wallet however you have no idea where to start or even what you need to start. I mean can you just cut some leather from that old sofa that’s dumped outside Mrs. Jones’s house?…

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The GIVEAWAY Winner is…… August 28, 2020 – Posted in: Contests

WOW I just wanted to say a big thank you to the 100’s of people that participated in our Giveaway. I mean I know that the MBT Supersew is a great thread and to win £100 worth is an awesome prize however I never expected to get so many of you guys interested in winning it. Before I go any further I just wanted to take the time to tell you a little bit about…

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WOW, 2000 followers on Instagram! GIVEAWAY August 19, 2020 – Posted in: Contests

To celebrate hitting 2000 followers on IG we are launching a fantastic giveaway where you can win £100 worth of MBT thread! To top it off we will be giving every entry a unique discount code that will be live for 48 hours after the contest ends. To enter simply complete the registration below or head over to our giveaway page and submit your email, like our social pages and share with your friends for…

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3 Leather Craft Ideas You Can Make From Your Scrap Pile July 16, 2020 – Posted in: Leather Craft Ideas

A simple leather craft project which is great as a gift or for use in your own home. Not only can these be used to hold up your family photos or reminders on your fridge but they can also be useful in the studio, to keep your needle and pins organized. Tools & Material Required How To Make Leather Fridge Magnets Using The Free PDF Pattern Print and glue the pattern to card stock Cut…

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