made on Fetlar in the
Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather
Handmade using traditional tools & techniques. Most process are carried out without the use of any electrical equipment.
All items are hand stitched using traditional saddle stitch. Saddle stitch is stronger and more durable than machine stitching.
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.
Knitting & GiftsTraditional shetland knitting belt makkin belt peerie makker hand made shetland leather
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 on 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.
Please call or message ahead of time to arrange a workshop visit.