Friday, 15 September 2017

Leather implements required

Can I be a bit commercial here and put my business hat on.
I'd like to make contact with someone who makes or supplies leather implements, or who has the skills to do so but doesn't currently. Maybe semi retired leather worker or a hobbyist.

You see, I want to add some simple but good leather items to the canes I sell but I haven't so far found a source of supply. So, anyone out there who has a bit of spare time and knows how to work with leather I'd love to hear from you. 

Don't be shy, if you know how to make satchels or saddles, belts or sandals and that sort of stuff I'm sure you could turn your hand to tawses, martinets, straps and leather paddles. 
I love leather myself, its touch, its smell, it suppleness, the way it ages, I still have my original Leatherthorn which is donkeys years old and seems to get better with age.

So if you've got relevant skills and some time to spare, and share an interest in TTWD, why not mail me, in complete confidence, and we can talk. 

Have a fun weekend.



Roz said...

Hi Ronnie, I wish I had a contact I could give you. Awesome idea to add leather goods to your business. Good luck!


PK said...

I hope you find someone - I would love to buy something from you and you know how I feel about canes! Good luck.

Rosie Jones said...

Sorry, I can't help but hope you find someone who can.
Rosie xx

Red said...

good luck in finding someone. Maybe you should do another trip to Spain, and write it off as a business expense.
bottoms up

Leigh Smith said...

Hope you find someone - I'd love to be a customer but I have one of your canes and it doesn't want a buddy.

an English Rose said...

Hi Ronnie, What a great idea, hope you find someone.
love Jan, xx

Meredith Malloy said...

I love you call to help. Good luck and let us know what happens.

Ella said...

Good on you, Ronnie. Great way to expand your business. I would love a crafted leather paddle. Mark my order to be your first!

Enjoy your weekend, my friend.

Hugs Across the Pond,

Cat said...

Hey Ronnie...used to play with leather years and years ago. Wish I had the time to relearn. Hope you find someone to partner with soon. Have a great weekend.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

Hermione said...

Sorry, I don't know anyone at present. When I was in public school, my best friend and her father did leathercraft. They brought a movie about it to Guides and we learned how it was done. So interesting! They made necklaces, belts, handbags - that sort of thing. I'll bet they could have made some lovely paddles.

Leathercraft is also one of the things inmates learn in prisons. Maybe you could get some local inmates interested, if there is a prison in your area.


ronnie said...

Roz - Thank you.

PK - They really aren't that bad:) Thanks.

Rosie - I wish I could say I know a man who can:) Thanks.

Red - If I knew someone in Spain could do it, I would. Thanks.

SG - Thanks. Maybe you'd like a loopy johnny instead:)

Jan - Would be nice if I could. Thanks

Meredith - Will do. Thanks.

Ella - Good to see you. Hope today is a good day for you. You will be my first:) Thank.

Cat - I do love leather. I hope so too but would have be at a good price as I sell my products at a very fair price. Thanks.

Hermione - There is a saddle maker not far from us but I don't think I would be happy going into ask him to make paddles and I definitely wouldn't ne happy going into a prison. I wonder if its something I could teach myself. Thanks.