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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.)

Adaptability

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
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Durham Creatives – Meet the Buyer

Durham Creatives - Meet The Buyer - Durham Dales Centre - 3rd November 2016
Durham Creatives – Meet The Buyer – Durham Dales Centre – 3rd November 2016

Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope. DL13 2FJ.

3rd November 2016 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Are you the owner or manager of a shop, gallery or cafe that sells or wants to sell beautiful quirky, handcrafted items?

If so then this FREE event is for you. Durham Creatives have a range of exciting designer makers lined up with all sorts from silver jewellery to glass, wood and leather crafts, knitted items and all sorts more looking forward to meeting you over fresh warm scones with tea or coffee on 3rd November in the beautiful setting of the Durham Dales Centre. 

 

If you are a potential buyer of hand crafted items you can find out more and book via the event’s Eventbrite Booking Page. Just click on the link.

 

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25th Celebration Day – Durham Dales Centre

Durham Dales Centre 25th
Durham Dales Centre 25th

Durham Dales Centre, Castle gardens, Stanhope, County Durham. DL13 2FJ

Saturday 1st October 2016 – 11am – 3pm.

The Durham Dales Centre is celebrating 25 years.

Come along and meet Spider Man, Snow White, Kids Crafts, Meet the Makers, Stanhope Fire Brigade, Air Ambulance, Mountain Rescue plus special offers and give aways. Don’t miss the fun!

Evancliffe Leathercraft will not just be selling our products here, but for a small fee you can stamp your own design onto a leather shape such as a bookmark, coaster or wristband and take it away with you!  We will also be running our popular “Stitch an Inch” activity where visitors can have a go at traditional Saddle Stitch.

You’ll find us in our new Green & White Tent!

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Auckland Castle Heritage Skills Festival

 

Auckland Castle Heritage Skill Festival
Auckland Castle Heritage Skill Festival

Saturday 15 October 2016 – Sunday 16 October 2016 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. DL14 7NR

Join a wide range of traditional building and craftspeople for the first Auckland Castle Heritage Skills Festival.

You can come and try a wide range of building and handcrafts and find out more about our heritage skills workshops running throughout 2016 and 17.

Pick up a gift from one of the craft stalls.

This is a FREE to enter event and no booking is required so please do drop in and have a go.
Suitable for the whole family.

Stamp Your Own with Evancliffe leathercraft

Evancliffe Leathercraft will not just be selling our products here, but for a small fee you can stamp your own design onto a leather shape such as a bookmark, coaster or wristband and take it away with you!  We will also be running our popular “Stitch an Inch” activity where visitors can have a go at traditional Saddle Stitch.

Auckland Castle heritage Skills Festival Event Details 

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Handcrafted Briefcase – Evancliffe Leathercraft

Handcrafted Leather Briefcase - Evancliffe Leathercraft
Handcrafted Leather Briefcase – Evancliffe Leathercraft

Unique Design

Unique Leather Bespoke Briefcase - Evancliffe leathercraft
Unique Leather Bespoke Briefcase – Evancliffe Leathercraft

The leather briefcase featured in this post was recently completed for a commission. The design is our own and we believe unique. This particular version was designed to hold a large lap-top computer, so is slightly bigger than the average briefcase. (As we design using CAD we can easily alter the sizes to make the bag in different sizes.)

Hand Crafted Briefcase

The briefcase is cut by hand from quality veg tan leather, dyed by hand (in this case with saddle tan oil dye, but many other colours are available) and completely hand stitched. Hand stitching is much stronger than the machine stitching commonly found on mass produced shop bought items.

Features

Inside Evancliffe leathercraft Handcrafted Briefcase
Inside Evancliffe Leathercraft Handcrafted Briefcase

Opening the bag will reveal a slim rear pocket, a large central pocket (which will hold the lap top, files etc. and to smaller front pockets. There is also a leather pen holder strip. Of course, as we make each one to order, e can incorporate your own requirements into the size and features of the case.

The case benefits from a hand crafted and hand stitched leather handle as well as a detachable leather shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is adjustable at both ends using brass sliders and has a hand crafted and hand stitched shoulder pad.

The briefcase pictured also had a personalised badge stitched to the flap. Other custom features can be included in the design.

Quality Fittings

All the fittings used are of a high quality and obtained from a local supplier. Various finishes are available, the case featured was provided with brass / brass look fittings.

Pricing

Prices start at £350.00. (Prices vary on size and customisation.) Please contact us to discuss your requirements or for a quote.

Please note, most of our leatherwork is made to order. Please contact us early if you have a specific date that you require any commission to be completed by.

More Images

We have a lot more photos of the briefcase on our Facebook Page, or you can link directly to our Facebook Briefcase Photo Album.

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FAQ No.1 – What length of Belt do I need??

Hand Craft Leather Belt
Hand Craft Leather Belt

This is a question we get asked a lot when people order custom belts from us!  There are a few different  answers …

Men’s Trouser Waist Size

For men, the size of your belt is roughly the same as your trouser waste size plus 2″.  So if you’re wearing a 34″ waist pair of trousers, then you need a 36″ belt etc. etc.  This allows for the fact the belt goes around the outside of your trousers and that your shirt is tucked into your trousers etc.

Of course, that’s not always the best way to tell us.  We know that some trouser sizes actually vary from manufacturer to manufacturer or style to style.

Women’s Dress Size to Waist Size

Women’s clothes are not normally sold in a particular waist size but use a Dress Size system.  Converting this to a waist size  is not an exact science, but a rough guide for UK dress sizes is as follows:

Size 4 = 24.5″, Size 6 = 25.5″, Size 8 = 26.5″, Size 10 = 28.5″, Size 12 = 30.5″, Size 14 = “32.5”, Size 18 = “37.5”

Is there a simpler way?

Yes, we think there is anyway.  You can measure yourself.  Think about where the belt is going to sit, and simply measure around yourself at that point.   Let us have the actual measurement and that is what we will base the belt size on, adding 2″.

Simpler than that?

Possibly?  Have you got an existing belt you feel comfortable with?  If the answer is yes, what better thing to base the measurement of your new belt on?  But…

1) Do not simply take the size off it’s label.

Belts tend to reshape themselves and stretch over time.

2) The overall length of a belt, from end to end, is not what we are after.

This measurement would not be a great deal of use to us. It may include a random length at the end and it does not tell us where on the belt you are fastening it.

What do we need then?

What we want to know is the distance from the inside edge of the buckle frame to the hole you use on the belt.  Not the other holes, just simply the hole you use.  To help, we’ve prepared a diagram.  This should make it very simple to measure.

What length of belt do I need?
What length of belt do I need?

(If your buckle is the decorative style that has a protrusion on the back that clips into the hole on the belt, it’s that protrusion you should measure from.)

Anything else?

Belt Width

We’ll need to know what width the belt you want is.  Usual widths in inches are 1/2″, 1″ and 1 and a 1/2″.  If you are supplying the buckle, that will answer the question for us.

Units

If you are providing measurements, please make sure you state what units you are using. (You’d be surprised!) We can handle Metric or Imperial, we’re not bothered which as long as we know what it is, mm, cm, inches, feet  etc. etc…

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Introduction to Leatherwork – Belt Making Course

Want to learn the basics of Hand Crafted Leatherwork?

Want to make your own hand stitched leather belt?

 

Hand Crafted leather Belt with Brass Buckle
Hand Crafted Leather Belt with Brass Buckle

Our one day course will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork through the making of your own hand stitched, hand dyed, leather belt.

A Hands On course during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and dye veg tan leather to make a hand stitched leather belt.  You will  then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle stitch.  The course will also show you how to burnish the edges of the belt and finish the leather.

The price of £60.00 per person includes tuition, use of the tools , the leather for the belt and a buckle.  We provide Tea & Coffee on the day, but you should bring your own lunch and any soft drinks / snacks you  require.

Closed toe footwear should be worn.  If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.) please bring a suitable apron.

For information about this course and others we currently have scheduled please visit our Courses Page.