SPECIALIST LEATHER CRAFTSMAN
Bespoke Hand Crafted Creative Designs and Repairs
Leather Repairs, Restoration, Conservation and Sympathetic Renovations
I am a leather craftsman, specialising in full or sympathetic repairs, conservation and preservation of leather articles, breathing new life into damaged heirloom pieces and restoring them to their former glory.
As a leather specialist, I pride myself in making my repairs hidden if possible, in most cases, returning your article without visible repairs.
Custom Leather Articles
Elevate your style with custom made leather articles. I am an artisan creating unique, functional, decorative one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect your individuality.
By seamlessly blending tradition and modernity, I create leather goods that are not only visually stunning but also meticulously crafted to stand the test of time.
Discover the artistry of artisan leather with my handcrafted collection. Each piece is made with the finest materials and expert craftsmanship, creating a stylish product that is made to withstand the test of time.
From the careful selection of high-quality materials to the use of traditional techniques and modern innovations, each piece tells a story of timeless elegance.
This is leather craftsmanship that is beautiful yet functional. Leather craft in London, uniquely you.
Meticulously Hand Crafted Leather
I specialise in heritage hand crafted leather work to create bespoke articles to customer requirements using the best quality leather and hardware.
I have designed and produced articles for film, interior designers, motorcycles, re-enactment, fantasy and private commissions.
All work is done in my leather workshop by hand using heritage leather craft methods and techniques with some of my own, developed over the years to bring out the best in leather.
I have spent years sourcing leather and hardware. I have settled on just a few brands that deliver the highest quality leather and hardware.
I use only solid cast metal fittings (brass or chrome plated) and the best leathers sourced from the UK or Europe.
I work closely with my clients to create beautiful bespoke and personalised leather articles using quality hides and hardware resulting in heirloom pieces which will last generations.
I am a leather craftsman you will enjoy working with.
Make your leather article unique and personal with tooling, embossing, or engraving. Add a name or logo to your article.
Leather Repair and Restore
Leather repair and restore
I can fully restore a precious family heirloom or preserve and conserve the originality and history of leather items.
I have worked on articles from modern branded to antique and museum pieces.
Some of the items I have worked on include repairs to cases, holdalls, gun cases, rocking horses, desk and table leather inlays, articles dating back to the late 19th century to modern items including museum, heirloom and beloved articles. Some repairs have been full restorations and others have been preservation and conservation work.
I have a passion for restoring old and tired items.
If you are looking for a leather craftsman who cares about your article, you have come to the right place.
I offer sympathetic repairs where character, age and patina are maintained whilst bringing new and extended life to your precious item.
I repair and restore leather articles from furniture, satchels, back packs, bags, rocking horses, desktop leather inlays and more.
Any product that has a leather component is potentially repairable.
Some articles have been inherited, made in the 19th century. Doing repairs on these articles would spoil the look, so I strive to do hidden repairs. These articles often need conservation treatment to arrest further deterioration.
We will discuss your desire for your inherited antique item. You may want a full restoration or a sympathetic restoration. Understanding and delivering your desired outcome is important to me.
From the Maker
Leather Craft has been used for thousands of years. It is strong, practical, beautiful and can be used to make just about anything.
Exclusive leather accessories designed in my workshop, from bags to guitar straps.
All made, dyed, stitched and finished by hand using heritage leather craft skills.
Choose your colours and personalisation produce your custom item. You can opt for tooling or engraving with your name, logo or artwork.
Working with you I can help you realise and bring your idea to life.
I am often called on to talk through possibilities and properties of leather, what can (and can't) be done.
We will talk through the options, your message, your ideas. I will then prototype your item and we work from there to develop the product further.
You may see something on my website or indeed have your own idea, which you would like to have made for a special occasion.
I will be delighted to create that special, personalised gift for you.
"Peter restored an old music case for me. Some of the old leather was split and the handle was coming apart. The torn leather was replaced and all the stitching renewed. It was beautifully done, all hand stitched and re-polished and as good as new again. It should now last a few more generations in the family and has already been passed to my grandson. It was so important to me that it should be hand stitched rather than done by machine which I knew would damage and weaken the leather and I was so pleased to find someone who could do this for me. An excellent restoration. Peter could not have been more helpful or obliging."