Sorting Out The Studio

Sorting Out The Studio

Following on from my last post Change is Afoot, I have spent the last week or so sorting out the office and the studio. Along with some personal changes, I have been putting the wheels in motion to change some aspects of the business. My business promotes handmade saddlery and leather work, made from the finest of British materials and this is not likely to change. However, my interest and passion has shifted slightly which means I will now be hand making a different type of product or products as time goes by and my collections grow. I have become tired of repairing cheap and poorly made leather work which seems to have become more and more available as these items snap and break very easily but the time it takes to repair such items are costly to both saddler and customer. I intend to be much more particular as to what leather items I will be repairing in future as I have so much...
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Building A Workshop

Building A Workshop

Last year my lovely husband managed to get his hands on a second hand shed, big enough for me to have as a Saddler workshop in the back garden of our cottage. It was never going to be the Ritz of workshops but it certainly will provide me with the space I need to get on and make my exam pieces as well as carry out any bespoke orders or repairs. Preparing the corner of the patio ready for the shed. The children help with the ground work The Demolition Starts We have quite a large patio, so for ease, we demolished an old pond (that had been drained when we moved in and made into a rockery flower bed), and erected the shed (my workshop) in the corner of the patio. "It was a bit of a family affair getting it all up and running." The children even helped us dig the rockery bed out and flatten the ground so we could...
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