The Art of Leather: A Closer Look at Precision and Craftsmanship

The Art of Leather: A Closer Look at Precision and Craftsmanship

November 03, 2023

Leather, a material revered for its durability and aesthetic appeal, has been artistically manipulated by skilled artisans for centuries, leading to the development of a whole new domain - the Art of Leather.

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The Rise of Sustainable Handmade Leather Industry

The Rise of Sustainable Handmade Leather Industry

October 30, 2023

The fashion industry's landscape is under radical transformation as it embraces sustainability as a core value. One remarkable change that stands out is the rise and refinement of the sustainable handmade leather industry.

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Field Trip to Baker's Leather Tannery

Field Trip to Baker's Leather Tannery

October 20, 2023

Last week was an incredibly exciting week for us here at TBHQ

We were lucky enough to visit our local Devon tannery and show one of our clients the magic of the tannery whilst they were visiting from Tokyo.

A massive thank you to Andrew at J&FJ Baker & Co for taking so much time to show us around and explain the entire process from raw hide to the finest world renowned and highly sought after oak bark tanned leather.

What an incredible privilege.

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Why Personalised Leather Gifts are the Perfect Choice for Corporate Gifting

Why Personalised Leather Gifts are the Perfect Choice for Corporate Gifting

October 04, 2023

In the realm of corporate gifting, selecting the ideal present can often be a challenging task. Whilst the corporate world is teeming with potential gift options, it's crucial to find something that resonates with the recipient's taste, aligns with your brand image, and leaves a lasting impression. 

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DIY Leather Crafts: Create Fantastic Projects with our Leather Panels

DIY Leather Crafts: Create Fantastic Projects with our Leather Panels

September 15, 2023

Leather, a material known for its resilience and aesthetic appeal, has been used in crafting for centuries. Whether you're a seasoned craftsman or a beginner looking to delve into a new hobby, creating your own leather projects offers a unique way to express creativity and develop practical skills. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore various DIY leather crafts that are simply fantastic for all skill levels.

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Bespoke + Local: ‘Artisan of the Week’ - Bespoke Gift Hampers

Bespoke + Local: ‘Artisan of the Week’ - Bespoke Gift Hampers

September 15, 2023

A huge thank you to Alison at Bespoke + Local for such a fantastic feature as this week’s Artisan of the Week. What an enormous privilege to be included alongside so many other incredible creative local Devon makers and businesses.

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A Comprehensive Look into the History of Leather Watch Straps

A Comprehensive Look into the History of Leather Watch Straps

August 30, 2023

Throughout the centuries, watches have undergone numerous transformations, evolving from simple timekeeping devices into fashionable accessories. One of the most significant advancements in watch design was the introduction of leather watch straps. This article delves into the intriguing history of leather watch straps, from their humble beginnings to their current status as sought-after fashion essentials. 

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The Art of Hand Stitching Leather

The Art of Hand Stitching Leather

August 05, 2023

Stitching leather by hand is one of many options available when considering the most appropriate way to join two or more pieces of leather.
Traditionally, if stitching, leatherworkers would opt for a technique known as 'Saddle Stitching'. A good saddle stitch, perfectly executed, will never unravel.

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Maker Techniques - Leather Edges

Maker Techniques - Leather Edges

July 26, 2023

When deciding the most appropriate way to tackle leather edges, there are a lot of considerations, from the type of leather, to the type of product, making time, aesthetics and so on

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Tallow and Dubbin Appreciation: The Traditional Oak Bark Leather Dressing

Tallow and Dubbin Appreciation: The Traditional Oak Bark Leather Dressing

July 24, 2023

As part of the final hand finishing or 'currying' process, our oak bark tanned hides are coated in tallow. J & FJ Baker & Co have developed 20 different speciality dubbins. Each with a different secret blend of natural fats and oils, tailored to the specific leather to enhance and support the leather's different properties.

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The Art of Time: Distinguishing NATO, Ermington and Bellever Leather Watch Straps

The Art of Time: Distinguishing NATO, Ermington and Bellever Leather Watch Straps

July 21, 2023

In the realm of horology, a watch strap is more than a mere accessory. It's an integral component that secures the wrist timepiece and embodies the wearer's style and taste. This article will delve into the distinct characteristics of three prominent types of watch straps – the NATOErmington and Bellever Bespoke leather watch straps – to help you understand their unique features and how they can enhance your timepiece.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Handmade Leather Belts

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Handmade Leather Belts

June 27, 2023

In a world where mass-produced products dominate the market, there is something truly special about owning a handcrafted item. A little bit of luxury every day. Tanner Bates understands the value of craftsmanship and we have been creating exceptional leather belts in our UK workshop for years. 

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