We have just finished a series of videos on Traditional English Clog Making. See them here
Is it valid to spend government money on preserving craft skills? Clog Maker, Jeremy Atkinson talks about preserving his craft.
It is about two brothers who are leather craftsmen. The film focuses on their motivation as well as their relationship. It is really engaging, funny, inspiring, and from my own film maker perspective it is also a very well shot and constructed piece.
In this final video of the series, Leather Craftsman, Martin Ashworth shares some more Trade Secrets.
The challenge is how to make replacement brass rivets look the same age as the case?
Trade Secrets: Here Martin shares some special techniques to age the new leather additions on his restoration project of a barrister’s briefcase.
As Martin explains, the objective is not to make it look new, but rather to make it look right. So the new leather needs to suddenly look like it has had 40 years of use and abuse…
The third in our series of Martin Ashworth’s leather restoration project of a barrister’s briefcase:
Cutting and preparing new corner reinforcements.
The second in our series of five videos about Leather Restoration. Martin Ashworth stitches damaged seams and creates new corners.
Martin Ashworth is a Leather Craftsman who uses the skills and techniques of many different leather crafts. His unique business, The Leather Workshop, undertakes commissions and repair work for clients around the world. Every challenge is different, from making saddles, restoring and repairing antique leather goods, to even fixing the leather straps on a German tourist’s wooden leg.