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LEATHER MANUAL USERS WITH SITES
A new Venture for this Site & more research & reference Information. A lot of the owners of the Leather Craft Instruction Manuals have web sites where they offer their own goods for sale. We are providing them with their own page for pictures & adverts. There are also a large number of Manual Users who do not have a site of their own, as well as others that intend to sell goods once they are proficient at this craft. For the benefit of 'Site Visitors' seeking services there is a wide range on offer from all areas round the World.
Trinity Of London Ltd. Tel/Fax: 020-8297-4144. e-mail email@example.com A Company formed by three Talented Craftsmen who formed the nucleus of the now defunct Andrew Soos company that went out of business. The trio are: Tim Waters, Diogu Jayawardena & George Kenney. they have already obtained some high class orders & have just completed an order of Gold Blocked Leather Boxes for the House of Lords. It is good to see craftsmen taking the bull by the horns (Excuse My Pun) & going it alone & we wish them every success with their venture & look forward to reporting on them in the near future. with the shortage of skills & the lack of top quality craftsmen in the UK they should do well. They have all three of my available Manuals & make good use of them as a back up to their own Knowledge Base. See Tim's comments under Testimonials on the 'Manuals & Books For Sale' page.
Robert Cochrane. Fine Leathergoods Maker. 331 Abadan Place NE, Calgary, AB.
T2A 6P3. Canada. Tel: 403-569-0080. Fax: 403-569-1713. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Robert Cochrane. Robert has recently Updated his site & the latest version is well worth a visit. There are some super pictures of his rang of Leathergoods Which demonstrate the quality of his products. Robert produces a range of high quality Leathergoods & Sporting Equipment. Only the best materials are used & great care is taken in the production of each article. He will make to customers specification thus providing a personal service. Find him at, www.robertcochrane.com Another Talented Craftsman using all three of My Manuals to supplement his own skills See Roberts two listed references under Testimonials on the 'Manuals & Books For Sale' page.
Boop Leathergoods. 55, Seago Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2DT
TEL = 01502 538486 E-mail: email@example.com 'The Leather Connection' is now able to offer a production service through this Affiliated Company which should satisfy the many requests from our visitors who require items made specifically for them. John will produce to customers requirements singly or in bulk. Do you need a special item made? Made to your own design? An old favorite copied? Advertisers & Giftware providers Do you have problems getting your designs made up? Manufacturers do you need a Sub-contractor? Then contact John at the above address or e-mail him. A talented & meticulous Craftsman who also uses the Manuals This is of particular interest to UK beginners or potential students as John will provide 'Short Courses' to the high standards laid out in the Manuals.
Ross Saddlery & Harness. St. Joe, Indiana 46785. USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Ron Ross. This talented Craftsman/Artisan produces well made Western Saddles displaying some unique carving. There are some excellent illustrations of his work on the site. He is also a Harness Maker & there are illustrations of some well made harness. Belts & leathergoods are also produced by Ron & there is an example of his award winning entry. All his goods exhibit his own style of carving/tooling, & act as a recommendation for his patterns & books. (See also ‘Education & Training & check out his 'New Training Courses' also ‘Books’ & ‘Associated Sites’). Find him at, http://www.rosaddlery.com Ron & I have communicated since I first launched this site. He has copies of my Manuals & I have his books listed along with mine, see 'Manuals & Books For Sale' page.
Colins. (Germany). Tel: +49- 6224-921130. Fax: +49-6224-922230. e-mail: email@example.com Contact: Tim Johl. Tim is a successful Designer/Craftsman manufacturing his own range of Leathergoods in Germany. They are made from Lambskin Napa & are fashionable & highly functional. The craftsmanship is also of a very high standard with the attention to detail a priority. (This do's not surprise me as Tim is an ex-student of mine from years ago at Cordwainers College, he was an excellent & meticulous student then). Visit his site to view a range of very stylish Small Leathergoods, Travelbags & Accessories. Excellent work by an exceptional Designer Craftsman. http://www.colins.de Tim does not have my Manuals but then he does not need them as he took a 2 year course at the above college & I was privileged to be able to teach him.
Colonial Williamsburg A Living Museum. P.O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776 Tel: 757-229-1000. This Living Museum is Based on a Colonial Town with Trades & Crafts Performed exactly as they would have been in that early period. There are three trades that are of interest to workers in leather namely: Saddlery/Leatherwork, Bookbinding & Shoe Making. Find them at, http://www.history.org/ Jim Kladder, The Saddler & his team of Craftsmen at this establishment also use a set of my Manuals. For anyone who can make it a visit here is a must.
Valerie Michael & Neil MacGregor. The Workshop, 37 Silver Street, Tetbury, Glos, GL8 8DL. UK. Tel/Fax: 01666502179. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Two very talented Artisans Producing both traditional & artistic designs in leather. These are extremely high quality & individual which can incorporate a range of delicate & artistic finishes that can equal & even surpass some of the efforts of the highly sought after West End Designers. Val Has published her own book. (See also 'Education & Training' & 'Books & Publications'). Val does not have my Manuals but again this is a contact from my time at the college & she has no need for them.
Susie Daniels Cinderella Designs, Inc. 3157 Chestnut Hill Road, Centre Valley, PA. 18034. USA. Tel. 6109650652. Email: email@example.com Susie Produces some authentic period silver buckles which she is now attaching to traditional Hand Made Belts. She is one of the earliest users of the Manuals & just to make sure that she had got everything right she came all the way over from America for some personal instruction. (Now that's dedication). Susie has reproduced a Loop Clamp of mine that fits into the jaws of a Hand Stitching Clamp which she will sell to other Craft Workers. She is also experimenting with 'Buck Fat' for edge finish on straps. Once she has developed it she will also market it. 'Watch this space' also read her comments under 'Testimonials' on the 'Manuals & Books For Sale' Page
Per Hanson Eqalugaarsuit, DK-3920 Qaqortoq Greenland, Denmark.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Per is a Traditional Furniture Craftsman & Is now starting to combine this with Leather Work. He has a set of all published Manuals & his comments are also reproduced under 'Testimonials' on the 'Manuals & Books For Sale' Page. More info as he develops his range of goods.
Franco Franelli Unit 18 Pier Road, Industrial Estate Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1RZ. UK. Tel: 01634-577755. email@example.com Franco is a manual user who has a Furniture, Home & Car Upholstery Repair business & he intends to branch out into leathergoods some time in the near future. Franco also has all three published Manuals. Watch this Space for future announcements. as he introduces his range of Leathergoods.
The Leather Man. H. Phil & Deborah Quallington L.C.G.I. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phil Makes Authentic Medieval Leather Bottles, Jugs, Tankards, Bags, etc. These are all hand made using traditional methods & are replicas of historic artifacts. Much research has gone into this work, Phil sell a lot of his work to Re-enactor groups. Phil was one of my Students at Cordwainers College back in 1983 -85 & was awarded the Licentiateship of City & Guilds Institute in 1990. It is nice to see an ex-Student making good, welcome aboard Phil. To view his site go here. http://www.the-leather-man.co.uk
This is only a start But I need to contact those who are not already listed as regards their present status or desire to be included. Watch This Space, there are many more talented people to be included.
Not a big enough Selection??? Then go to top of the page & select 'Membership Categories' or go to the 'Home Page' & use the list in the left Scroll Area under the Cave Painting. There are at present: 9 Museums, 33 Books & Publications, 44 Education & Training, 68 Organisations, 32 Tanners & Leather Suppliers, 31 Trade Suppliers, 36 Manufacturers of Finished Goods, 7 Import & Export, 27 Retail Outlets & Shopping Malls, 6 Leather Fairs & Shows Providers, plus some Useful Links. Thats over 293 sources of information & sites to visit. This gets added to from time to time. So don't forget to return frequently.