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)


£225 includes cost of belt leather


£175 (one to one tuition)

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

Tel: 01647 432414 email:

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.