Hello and welcome to our website.
We are a husband and wife team and we make hand-turned pens (made by Kelvin) and leathercraft goodies (made by Christine). We make all our hobby crafts from our home in the beautiful valleys of South Wales.
Although we are both at home all day and enjoy each others company enormously, its nice to have our own retreats, so I'm tucked away in our little spare bedroom filled with the wonderful scent of leather and Kelvin has a garden workshop filled with the fresh smell of wood shavings!
This is one of three Nautilus Shells Kelvin made in his new workshop before he became a pen-turner. This one is made from beautiful Spalted Beech wood.
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In 2015 we built the garden workshop in preparation for Kelvins retirement and at first he intended just to make Nautilus shells from wood, but on reading an article on pen turning he purchased a woodturning lathe and decided to make pens instead!
Kelvin has a special interest in using woods that have a historic interest as this really adds character and charm to his pens and over the coming months he will be producing many of these 'special pens' or 'Pens with Provenance' as he likes to call them.
My speciallity on the otherhand, is Leatherwork and I absolutely fell in love with the craft back in 2016. I enjoy all aspects of this amazing and natural material, right from designing my own templates to dyeing, decorating, and sewing, there is so much you can do with Leather!
Everything is done by hand, even the sewing!
I also get to combine my other interest for Celtic and Medieval art within a lot of my leathercraft.
Another interest of mine is handcarving. Generally small items, such as wooden spoons for the kitchen, bushcraft use, and of course Welsh lovespoons.
We hope you enjoy browsing through our website and if you have any enquiries or would like to discuss a custom order please send us a message via our contact page.
A matching leather bag and purse I made for myself with a medieval design. A lot of work in this set! Made from Vegatable tanned leather and olive green suede.