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4 Noble Street
Wem
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY4 5DZ

Tel:
07476 307560

E-mail: karl@karlrobinson.co.uk

"The Bag Maker" from the Book Of Trades - 1568
English Civil War Buff Coat
16th century embroided hanger

I have been working with leather for over twenty years and specialize in making historically accurate Medieval, Tudor and Stuart leatherwork for re-enactment, museums, theatre and the heritage industry.

All my work is made by hand using only the materials and techniques available to the craftsmen of the time. I only use leathers that were commonly available and dye and dress them myself using period recipes. Everything is hand sewn and all the designs are taken from surviving examples or from paintings and prints.

By working in the way the original craftsmen did my work has a very authentic look and feel to it that cannot be achieved with the modern leathers and methods used by many other leather workers.

If you can't find what you are looking for please contact me. I am happy to undertake commissions and I can alter any of the designs on this site to suit your preferences.

Medieval belt pouch
Dyed leather drying in the workshop
16th century Buff Jerkin and deerskin doublet
Mens bags and pouches Decorative butt stitching Ladies Purses Tooled wax tablet case.

 

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