Handturned Pens & Leathercraft

from Wales

Kelvin at his lathe turning a pen
Kelvin at his lathe turning a pen

Our story...

We are a husband and wife team of hobby crafters and we make hand-turned pens (made by Kelvin) and leathercraft goodies (made by Christine). We make all our items at home in South Wales.

Kelvin started in 2015 when we built a garden workshop in preparation for his retirement. At first, he intended to concentrate on making wooden Nautilus shells, but on reading an article on pen turning he purchased a woodturning lathe and decided to make pens as well!

Kelvin has a special interest in using reclaimed woods that have a historic or interesting background or have an sentimental connection to the customer. This really adds your own personal character and charm to the pen.

He has a small collection of wood for these 'special pens'  or 'Pens with Provenance' as he likes to call them, but if you have your own 'special' piece of timber that you'd like him to make a pen out of, please do let him know.

Christine's craft on the otherhand, is Leatherwork. She absolutely fell in love with the craft back in 2016 and enjoys all aspects of this amazing material, from designing to dyeing, decorating, and sewing, there is so much you can do with Leather!

Everything is done by hand, including the sewing which is done with the traditional saddle stitch method

Other interests are woodcarving and woodturning, however, these have now taken a back seat!

"We both hope you enjoy browsing through our website and if you have any enquiries please send us a message via our contact page, we'd love to hear from you!".

Christine busy making a leather journal cover

Above: Christine, making a leather journal cover and below is a matching

purse and bag set which she designed and made for herself back in 2016.

Handmade leather bag and matching purse set