My mission is to create an item that you love and will use for many years to come. I'm always happy to chat about the many options in leather, thread colour, dye colour, buckle styles, fitting finishes, etc., that are available.
It's truly impossible to list all the many variants here on the website, so if you have an idea for a unique piece or would simply like a different style of buckle please do get in touch to discuss the options, often simple changes and be made at no extra cost.
Handmade using traditional tools & techniques. Most process are carried out without the use of any electrical equipment. Leather and most other materials are carefully sourced from within the UK
All items are hand stitched using traditional saddle stitch. Saddle stitch is stronger and more durable than machine stitching.
Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather
Natural Vegetable tanning uses natural materials like tree bark used in the tanning process, making it more Eco Friendly than commonly used Chrome tanned leather.
Quality Assessed *****
HIGHEST STANDARDS OF DESIGN, WORKMANSHIP, PACKAGING AND PRODUCTION
Shetland Arts and Crafts aim to encourage the highest standards of design, workmanship, packaging and production.
Full members of the Association must demonstrate an original approach to the styling of their craft, a thorough understanding and mastery of the materials they are using, consideration to the presentation of the product to enhance and protect it, and must maintain consistency of quality throughout.
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Traditional shetland knitting belt makkin belt peerie makker hand made shetland leather
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Click on the Isle20 logo to find more talented crafts from around the Scottish Isles.
A map of Shetland's creative landscape can lead you on a journey throughout Shetland, to craft workshops and open studios throughout the islands. Every year a Craft Trial booklet is produced and is available throughout Shetland from outlets such as the tourist office.
Visitors are very welcome at the workshop here in Fetlar, one of Shetland's north isles. Visitors will be able to see first hand items being made using traditional tools and methods, and be able to browse items for sale.
Visitors are always welcome to the workshop at anytime, but due covid restrictions and our crofting lifestyle it is best to book a time slot to avoid disappointment.
Click on the Shetland Arts and Crafts logo to view other members of the Craft Trail.
"The belt arrived safely today and is absolutely brilliant - what a great skill you have! Really pleased with it."
"Thanks for the tool roll, it looks great and good quality. "
"Lisa, you just brought tears to my eyes! It's more than I could have imagined
I'm so happy with it!"
"Just got my beautiful belt and put it to work immediately. It will be my cool blue jeans belt from now on! "
"We love it thank you. You are very talented!"
"The journal and belt have arrived and WOW ————- they are beautiful. The blue of the journal leather is simply stunning and your eye for detail on both items and the quality of your craftsmanship and the leather is wonderful. "
"Key rings arrived today, thrilled with them thank you!"
"OMG!!! YES!! I love it!!"
"Thank you very much for repairing my bag, I'm delighted with it! It looks great and as if there's never been anything wrong."
"Perfect! Thank you! 😊"
"The notebook holder arrived this morning and is gorgeous. It’s a birthday present for someone else and will be difficult to part with. Thanks!"
"Happy customer. Thanks for the sheath Lisa!"
"Today the knitting belt arrived! It is just beautiful and I so appreciate the craftsmanship that went into making it. Thank you for including the care instructions."
"It is a stunning piece and I can't wait to see his face when he sees it for the first time."
"He LOVED it! He was very impressed and has been showing off ever since to all who know him. Thank you xx "
"Beautiful work - thank you!"
"Thanks so much for the wonderful product. Quality and workmanship of your product is excellent. Thanks again!"