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JOEL PRIESTLAND
Graphic Designer
Handmade leather goods

Joel began his love of leather craft when he embarked on the repair of the leather case for his 1960’s Rolleiflex T twin lens camera.

During this process of research and practice he learnt how to saddle stitch via instructions and videos on the internet and found that the process was almost more enjoyable than the result.
Later he enrolled in a leather shoemaking evening class and used the practice to better his knowledge and skill of the tools and the craft.

At the end of the course the tutor, shoemaker Brendan Dwyer, sold Joel a piece of vegetable tanned leather and gave him some needles. This piece of leather would become some of the first wallets, coin purses and watch straps that you see here.



After a few years of building his collection of tools and seeking perfection in stitching and cutting, Joel began to get requests from people wanting various pieces for their watches, keys, and personal effects.

He now makes belts, wallets, straps and cases for friends and acquaintances and hopes one day to be able to find the time to put up a website with a view to providing items to a broader range of people.

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