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More Products Added to Our On Line Shop!

Keyrings by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Gradually Adding

T-Rex Keyring Green by Evancliffe Leathercraft
T-Rex Keyring Green by Evancliffe Leathercraft

We have been gradually adding “new” products to our on-line shop here at

The most recent additions are some of our most popular Keyrings and Coin Purses.


Our on-line shop is only a taster of what we do. As most of our work is actually to commission the items there and those we take to shows and events are merely examples of some of the leatherwork we can produce. 

Bat Bag

Bat Bag by Evancliffe Leathercraft
Bat Bag by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Another recent addition to the website is the new version of our popular Bat BagThis new version is in Purple with a black bat and strap. It is ideal for holding an android or apple tablet. We also do a Dragon Bag version. The latest colour combination for this is in Walnut and Red.

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Leather Stamping at Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Leather Stamping at Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Leather Stamping at Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Sunday 11th February 2018 & Sunday 8th April 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Evancliffe Leathercraft will be providing our popular Leather Stamping Activity for visitors to Preston park Museum & Grounds on Sunday 11th February & Sunday 8th April 2018.

Key rings, bookmarks, wristbands and other leather shapes will be available to choose from. You can add tyour own design using a variety of traditional stamp patterns, using them to make individual patterns or combining them to make more complicated designs. Be amazed as we add colour and see the how it highlights the pattern you have created.

There will be a small charge of £1.00 per item for the stamping activity in addition to the museum admission ticket.

In addition to Leather Stamping and all the other attraction of Preston Park Museum & Grounds  the first of these events takes place during “A Winter Skirmish”.  A Winter Skirmish is an exhibition about the English Civil War, in particular The Battle of Yarm . You can find out more about this exhibition on the museum’s  A Winter Skirmish event page.

The second event takes place during the museums annual Folk & Farmers Market event.

To see all the events we are currently planning to attend please visit our Events Page.

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Lanchester Agricultural Show – Sunday 1st July 2018

Lanchester Agricultural Show 2018

Lanchester Agricultural Show

Sunday 1st July 2018. Times T.B.C.

Leather Stamping ActivityLeatherwork Demonstration & Activities

Evancliffe Leathercraft will be demonstrating traditional leatherwork at the Lanchester Agricultural Show this year. See how we hand stitch leather to make our unique handcrafted leather products and have a go at Leather Stamping. 


We will add more information as it becomes available.


Lanchester Agricultural Show Website

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Northumberland County Show – Monday 28th May 2018

Northumberland County Show

Northumberland County Show 

Monday 28th May 2018 – 9AM – 6PM

Leather Stamping ActivityLeatherwork Demonstration & Activities

Evancliffe Leathercraft will be demonstrating traditional leatherwork at the Northumberland County Show this year. See how we hand stitch leather to make our unique handcrafted leather products and have a go at Leather Stamping.  Just look out for us amongst the other traditional heritage crafts demonstrators.  


Other Attractions.

There are lots of other attractions to see as well, here are just a few:

Big Pete Monster Truck

Bit Pete and the Grim Reaper will thrill and excite you all as this 7 ½ tonnes awesome machine creates mass destruction!!

The Romans

The Roman Cavalry training would have been fast and furious, our local pony clubbers will have thrills and spills learning some of these skills.

Mini Tanks

The Mini-Tanks are ready to roll and the great thing is they are so simple and easy to use, it’s child’s play! In fact they are designed to be driven by children 8 years and up and by adults alike.


Ben Potter Birds of Prey

Ben Potter is returning with his exciting birds of prey team. Watch out for free flying Sea Eagles, Vultures and a dazzling display of magnificent raptors swooping around the Castle Arena.

The Sheep Show

The Sheep Show is a humorous educational live stage show about sheep and wool. Nobby the Norfolk Horn takes centre stage while his charming, and cheeky, sheep friends are introduced. The highlight is ‘The Sheep Show Hustle’ – dancing sheep!

Gun Dog Scurry

Bring your dog along and have a go. This year we’re hoping to have qualifiers for other events around the country.

Meet the Hounds

Come in the Main Arena to meet and greet the very friendly, and delightful Traditional Fox Hounds.

Tug of War

A fantastic selection of teams will compete for this years Tug of War title in the Castle Arena. The success of last years event will mean more entries with more teams needing you to cheer them on in their quest to be the best!

Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling

Bring your child along to have a go – or watch the experts fresh from the National European Championships.

Eat Around the World at the Show!

A range of unique vendors in the Street Food Market feature cuisine from all around the globe. From the exotic flavours of the far east, spicy Mexican feasts, delicate French crepes to classic Italian pizzas hand cooked in a wood fired oven or delicious curry rolls. Try something different and watch it cooked while you wait.

And much much more…

Fore more information visit the Northumberland County Show Website.


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Northstar Rising : Steampunk Festival – 13th, 14th & 15th July 2018

Northstar Rising Steampunk Festival

Northstar Rising

Evancliffe Leathercraft will have a stall at Northstar Rising, a Steampunk Festival being held near Durham over the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018.

What is Northstar Rising?

Beyond a first class Steampunk event featuring music from Mr B, Victor and The Bully. Victor Sierra, Kiss Like Ether, feline and Strange, and more, Northstar Rising is a new concept: A build-your-own steampunk festival…want to chill out with great music? you can do that…want to shop at amazing steampunk markets? you can do that…want to BE the character you have created? you can do that too.

Based at the amazing Moor House Adventure Centre near the historic city of Durham, we not only have ample camping in a drained, managed, purpose built campsite, but also a tent village for those who want an easier weekend, and a variety of dorm rooms for those who’d prefer a roof over their head. 19 acres of mixed woodland and fields to play on, camping for up to 1000, and only 10 minutes from Durham city. Being based at the site gives Northstar Rising visitors access to a vast array of activities that you won’t commonly find at other events – the weekend will feature Pirate, Explorer, Post Apocalypse, and Gentlemanly/Ladylike combat themed activities supervised by professional instructors and will include rifle, pistol and crossbow shooting, archery, high ropes/rigging challenges, climbing, adventurer skills, Victorian martial arts, pirate combat and much more – and completion of the courses will earn you a medal to recognise your new skills!. We’ll also be offering trips off site – ghost walks, gin crawls, tours of historic sites, visits to Locomotion rail museum, and more!

What’s on Site at Northstar Rising?

On site, as well as accommodation and activities, there will be 2 stages (acoustic and electric), 2 market areas, a steampunk cafe, a camping supply shop, and a large bonfire area! You can do as much or as little as you like. Steampunk is all about building things – why not build your festival? The organisers will be announcing performers, detailing the available activities, looking for the best traders for the markets and taking feedback from potential visitors so that they can add the activities that YOU want – want to go caving or canoeing? They can probably sort that – this is going to be the event that you want it to be!

More information from Impossible Gears can be found on their website’s dedicated  Northstar Rising Page and on the event’s facebook page.


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Wolsingham Craft & Gift Fair – Saturday 13th January 2018

Wolsingham Craft & Gift Fair

Wolsingham Craft & Gift Fair – Saturday 13th January 2018

Saturday 13th January 2018 – 10:45am to 2:15pm

Wolsingham Town Hall, Market Place, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. DL13 3AB

Evancliffe Leathercraft are returning once again to the Wolsingham Craft & Gift Fair !

Lots of fantastic stalls to browse. Buy beautifully hand crafted gifts and local produce for friends, family and yourself… Meet the makers and enjoy the atmosphere.

More information…

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A Winter’s Trail – Hamsterley Forest – 17th December 2017

Butterwick Hospice - A Winters Trail  - Hamsterley Forest - Sunday December 17th - 10am - 3pm
Butterwick Hospice – A Winters Trail – Hamsterley Forest – Sunday December 17th – 10am – 3pm

Butterwick Hospice present:

A Winter’s Trail

Sunday 17th December 2017 – 10:00am to 3:00pm

Hamsterley Forest, Redford Ln, Hamsterley. DL13 3NL

We expect that our Stall and the Stamping Activity to be available to those simply visiting the forest as well as those participating in the Butterwick Hospice Winter’s Trail Event.

Please see below for how to  booking places on the Winter’s Trail Event. 

Evancliffe leathercraft Stamping Activity.

Evancliffe Leathercraft will have our stall in Hamsterley Forest during this event selling our Hand Crafted Leatherwork as well as running our very popular Leather Stamping Activity. There will be a small charge of £2.00 per item to participate in this.

Those taking part will make  unique hand stamped leather item such as a key ring, bookmark, coaster or festive shape to take home!

A Winter’s Trail Event:

Butterwick Hospice welcome all the family to A Winter’s Trail!

Join the elves as they guide you around Hamsterley Forest to meet all the Christmas Characters. Along the way you will get told a tail, sing a& dance and collect Christmassy treats all whilst you meet all your favourite Christmas Characters, Olaf, The Snowman, The Grumpy Grinch and the Butterwick Snow Queen.

There is something to enjoy for all the family, ending with a trip to Santa’s Grotto for your child’s first Christmas present of the year.

To get you all into character there will be stalls, face painters, lots of music, songs and laughter.

In order to book your family’s places at our Winter’s Trail event all you need to do is choose time you want to attend, fill out your details and buy your tickets.

A Winter’s Trail Tickets & Booking:

Children’s tickets are £10 and Adults are £2, under 2’s go FREE!

(Please note that both ticket prices do not include the Evancliffe Leathercraft Stamping Activity and that the adult ticket price does not include the treats or present.)

It couldn’t be simpler to join in this Christmassy filled family fun event by completing the form on Butterwick Hospice’s Event Page – Simply visit  

Alternately you can book by telephoning 01388 603003.


Please be aware there is a parking charged issued by the Forestry Commission of £6 per car, per day. Unfortunately there is no discount for the event. We advise you car share where possible. Payment for parking will be on the day at the relevant machines.


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Leather Stamping at Barnard Castle Library – Wednesday 13th December 2017

Barnard Castle Library
Barnard Castle Library

Leather Stamping at Barnard Castle Library

Wednesday 13th December 2017 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Witham Building, 2 Hall St, Barnard Castle DL12 8JB

In association with The Friends of Barnard Castle Library, Evancliffe Leathercraft will be providing hands on Leatherwork activities at Barnard Castle Library on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

Hands On Leatherwork!

Have a go at creating their own unique leatherwork item. 

You will be able to choose what you want to decorate  from a number of leather items including:

  • Bookmarks
  • Key Rings
  • Festive Shapes

 (Hands On subject to availability.)

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Shotgun Cartridge Holder for Clay Pigeon Shooting


Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft
Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Shotgun Cartridge Holder

A belt pouch designed to hold 25 12 Bore Shot Gun Cartridges inside their original box plus 4 additional cartridges in loops on the side.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

We think this hand crafted product is ideal for any Clay Pigeon Shooting Enthusiast!

Quality Veg Tan Leather

The main pouch is made from a single piece quality veg tan leather, hand dyed and hand stitched. The cartridge loops are made from the same piece of leather and hand stitched onto the side of the pouch.

The example in the photograph is dyed “Saddle Tan” using an oil dye from a leading manufacturer. Other colours are available such as Mahogany, Chocolate Brown, Walnut, British Tan and many others in either Oil Dye or Spirit Dye.

Hand Crafted to Order

Our Shotgun Cartridge Holders are hand crafted to order so customisation can be added.

Prices start at £40.00. (Gun and Cartridges are NOT included.)


We can adapt this design to hold various sizes so may suite other items that you would like to carry on your belt.

Please contact us to discuss requirements and/or purchase one of our hand crafted leather cartridge holders.

Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft
Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft
Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft
Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft