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Festive season is near

Every time thinking about Christmas makes me feel excited. Even though there aren't much things going on (other than meeting more friends and family perhaps?), it's probably the good time to look around and feel the festive vibes. Do you have any wishlist 🎁you are about to reveal?  In November I will be hosting two leathercraft workshops as a part of the Festival of Natural Fibres (9th November) and Craft Central Winter Market (16-17th November).  In these workshops you will learn the basic leathercraft skills: hammering down the stitching holes and hand-stitching leathers. Different projects are available during the two days. So please make sure to read event details and reserve one for you.  In addition to the workshops, I will also...

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Your jewellery needs

One for 2-3 rings. The other for earrings. And the third one for necklaces. This is how our customers are usually using the Petite jewellery pouches.  We have also added more Bangle pouches in addition to Petite pouches. As the name suggests, the Bangle pouch is large enough to accommodate your bangles and bracelets safely in a soft suede pouch. Both pouches are handmade with premium Italian suede leather are soft and subtle. The suede is also thick so your jewellery cane be protected more. Three colours are available: dawn, wind and olive.  You can find more information from our Elan collection.    

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Open studio (21-22 September)

On 21st September we opened our studio door to the public. We were very nervous and excited as it was our first public event since moving into the new studio at Craft Central The Forge. It was also a special day for anyone who could experience this gorgeous building as a part of Open House London Weekend.  Lots of people stepped inside the renovated ship factory during that weekend. We also had a chance to meet people from many different parts of London. We were delighted to demonstrate what we do and hear generous comments about our work.  Gallery display from Mollum Vellum There will be more events lined up until the end of this year at Craft Central. We'd advise you following...

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Leathercraft Workshop - First Day!

We just had our first leathercraft workshop this Thursday. Despite of our late "shout-out", we could meet our first and new learners in our beautiful studio building at Craft Central.  We kicked off the session by introducing the "leathercraft world" and how we would guide everyone to complete their very unique craft.   We were so pleased to see everyone seemed to enjoy stamping their own words on leather card holders.  We quickly moved onto handstitching leather card holders.  Threads can be difficult for complete beginners. But that's why we are there to help!  Ta-da! That's it!  Either for yourself or for someone else, you can actually try making a small card wallet. We were very much pleased with nice comments after...

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Our latest hand-stitching

When the sun is out, it is becoming really difficult not to go out. It is an interesting psychology. Although psychologists haven't got the conclusion to why our moods tend to follow weather, we can probably 'say' that it is actually nice to enjoy the sun and go out with friends and family. All we want is to have some nice time with people who we love, isn't it?  In fact, the sun indeed helps me focus on things. As far as my hand-stitching goes along with leathers, it is much easier to work under sunny days.  It was the last piece I worked on Alina Jewellery Roll. We are now preparing new collections which will be, again, limited editions...

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