Tamsin developed her skills as a leather worker alongside a career with horses.
She began working with leather quite by chance after making a pouch to carry on a belt whilst on a horse logging course in Devon.
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Made from an old saddle skirt and using a buckle from a dog collar, she then continued to gather what materials she could at tack and harness sales, creating larger items on request, all of which were made from re-worked saddle-skirts and vintage harness buckles.
As demand grew for her work, saddle leather was no longer compatible and larger hides were called for.
Not wishing to lose the quality of the material, Tamsin uses the best leather, some of which is sourced from The Colyton Tannery, the oldest existing traditional tannery in Europe.
In Colyton, Devon, stands the last of the oak-bark tanneries where the leather can take up to two years to mature, using a traditional, organic process. The leather is second to none and sold all over the world with a distinctive natural oak bark colour and exceptional quality. It is with this outstanding leather that Tamsin makes the specialist belts.
All of Tamsin's work is sewn by hand using harness stitch and strong waxed thread and harness buckles from the Walsall Foundry.
Many kinds of bespoke commissions are undertaken, from bags and belts to tool rolls, knife sheaths, satchels and laptop cases.
Due to pieces being entirely hand made, please leave plenty of time if you wish to order for a specific occasion. Work can take on average 3 - 4 weeks but at a busy time this may increase.
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