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January Sale January 09 2019

Start 2019 well belted and save yourself 10% on our bespoke leather products. Leaf leather products are hand made to your order so our sale isn't stock clearance of mass produced and overstocked items on the High St. We offer genuine prices all year round, and in January we are offering a further 10% discount on all our leather goods.When you order just add code JANUARY10


JANUARY10 December 31 2017

Start 2018 well belted and save yourself 10% on our bespoke leather products. Leaf leather products are hand made to your order so our sale isn't stock clearance of mass produced and overstocked items on the High St. We offer genuine prices all year round, and in January we are offering a further 10% discount on all our leather goods.

Artisan Leather Skill Courses April 27 2016

Martin will be running regular leather courses in Chagford, according to demand. He can offer either individual day courses tailored to your specific requirements or two day group courses. The two day course will give participants a basic level of many leather working skills, including, choosing leathers, cutting leather, bevelling, skiving, edge finishing, hand stitching, and more. All materials and tools will be supplied. Participants will make a quality leather belt to take home and further projects on day 2 (additional leather to be paid for at cost price).

If you have specific requirements such as saddlery repair or just want one to one tuition or improve your skills following the two day course, then he can offer one day one to one courses within the shop and studio. (Usually Sun or  Mon)

COST OF TWO DAY GROUP COURSE (Max 4)

£225 includes cost of belt leather

COST OF ONE DAY COURSE

£175 (one to one tuition)

Please contact Martin if you are interested for more details and to book your place. 

Tel: 01647 432414 email: leafartisanleather@gmail.com


What will you commission? April 27 2016

In a world of mass production it is rare to be able to choose a design and materials for your own bag which you know will last you a lifetime. In addition to the starting point of our Dartmoor inspired bag designs, at Leaf Leather we are able to create a one off commissions to suit customers specific needs.

Martin's most recent design is this large hand stitched ruck sack style which can also be carried like a briefcase. The beautiful naturally tanned full grain hide will last a lifetime.

Abigail Cooper-Hanson commented on collecting her new hand stitched bag, "It's perfect for what I needed. The best bag I've ever had..."

If you want something special and unique call Martin on 01647 432414 to discuss your requirements.


New Year Sale 10% plus free gift January 14 2016

If Santa didn't bring you a hand made belt with leather tanned at the last Oak Bark Tannery in Europe...well maybe it's time to treat yourself with one of our beautiful bespoke belts, which have been featured in GQ magazine.  Hand stitched with waxed linen threads and made to your order, our belts range from black naturally tanned leather, with a variety of solid brass or nickel coated brass buckles and our beautiful oak bark tan leather. They are objects of desire to treasure for  a lifetime.

If your dog needs a beautiful leather collar and matching lead to replace the cheap leather available in most pet shops then this is the time to order something to make your dog stand out from the crowd and to have a collar and lead which doesn't crack and need replacing in a year or two. We can add a short name to the collar if required.

All orders of belts, bags or dog collars and leads will attract a 10% discount and include one of our very useful popper key fobs, which can clip over a belt or bag, so you never need to lose your keys again!

 


January 10% Discount on all leather orders December 31 2014

Happy New Year to all our customers new and old. Our bespoke leather products are hand made to your order so we are unable to offer the massive discounts available for mass produced and overstocked items on the High St. We offer genuine prices all year round, and in January we are offering a further 10% discount on all our leather products.   

So if you would like to start 2015 with a solid silver buckle belt, a hand tooled guitar strap, a hand stitched leather bag or a beautiful dog lead and collar, all made with premium quality naturally tanned leather, then January offers an even better value to buy beautiful leather products to enjoy for a lifetime.

  

 


Artisan advert for Chagford Film Festival 2014 October 22 2014


Martin's New Lustleigh Bag Design September 15 2014

Martin has been making bags for a few years now, but like many artisans is generally so busy fulfilling orders for others that he rarely has time to make something for his own use. This month he decided to design a new bag for himself. On the day it was finished, he took an order for another bag with the same design from a customer, and with this endorsement the new bag has been added to the Leaf Leather range. The Lustleigh has a slightly softer and lighter leather than our kodiak leather Gidleigh and Meldon bags and the full grain Nattadon. The front pocket allows quick access to essentials and the solid brass catch gives a lovely classic feel to the bag. The main pocket will fit an IPAD. Like all our classic bag range it is handstitched with wax linen thread. The new bag retails at £295, making an excellent value hand crafted bag.


Leaf Leather Solid Silver Collection July 16 2014

Leaf Leather's exquisite collection of solid silver buckle belts are gaining attention! They featured in the Christmas Edition of GQ magazine in the section 'What to Buy Him' and since then have become more popular. These belts are unique to Leaf Leather, the weighty solid silver hallmarked buckles being handmade by our jeweller. The Heltor buckle was designed for TV Naturalist Nick Baker, who was looking for something stylish yet ergonomic for a man who spends plenty of time working in tough terrain.

The Fingle buckle has its' assay credentials proudly displayed on the front of the buckle and is available in 1.25" and 1.5" options. These are not mass produced items but handcrafted in our Dartmoor studio and are objects of desire to last you a lifetime. This week we had a number of visitors to our Dartmoor shop who fell in love with them and almost cleared out our stock. Martin is busy making up some more and our jeweller is putting the final polish to our next re-stock of buckles. So get your order in quickly!

 

 

 

 


Bespoke Leather Tooling April 24 2014

Leaf Leather loves to offer our customers something new and personal to them. We can now add 

bespoke leather tooling to your own personal leather commission.

This is Martin's acoustic guitar strap hand embellished with oak leaves and acorns. Contact us for a quotation for your own hand engraved leather tooling to personalize your bag, belt or strap.

Call us on 01647 432414 to discuss your commission.


Spring20 Discounts March 19 2014

Leaf Leather is offering a £20 discount on all Spring sales over £100 in value until 2nd May.

So stock up on beautiful naturally tanned leather belts or treat yourself to a hand-stitched bag with calf skin lining finished to your specification. Call us on 01647 432414 if you require something more bespoke than available in our standard collections.

Just add Spring20 to your order to obtain the discount


Longer advert Chagford Film Festival October 24 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x471C5DVrY