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Custom Order: Campo Santo

Late last year (Nov-Dec 2016) we had the pleasure of making up a batch of our slim leather card wallets for the small - but perfectly formed - team who created the awesome indie game Firewatch. Their custom branding came out crisp and well formed on the veg tan leather and worked well with the design of our minimal leather card holders. Hand cut, hand tooled and hand dyed brown, CS opted for my favourite colour combo with the hand stitched olive green thread. I couldn't resist trying out the stamp on the linen bags I usually send orders out in, and was thrilled when it worked out so well. It was the cherry on the cake, adding the finishing touch to a great custom order. Thanks again Campo...

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Closed, but still working on your open orders!

Dear Customers, Due to a hand injury we are no longer taking new orders for Christmas. (We are just as upset as you are! :( )We are still working on all open orders to get them sent out in a timely fashion, so please don't panic if you still have an open order with us. No need to get in touch, for more information on timings please see the product page descriptions and note that the timings will most likely be the longer time given. You will receive a notification email once we send your order off at the post office.  For delivery info please see our policies and for more general info please see our FAQs.  Apologies for any...

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How to Hand Stitch Leather & Why it is Far Better Than Using a Machine.

At Hide & Home we pride ourselves on using traditional methods and tools to create our leather products entirely by hand. One of the main processes that most of our handmade leather goods go through is hand stitching. Although hand stitching is much more laborious and time consuming compared to machine stitching, it is by far the more superior stitching method and here I will now try my best to explain why!   All images ©Hide&Home   The type of stitch we mainly use is the saddle stitch. This style of stitch dates far back and is a preferred stitching technique for many artisan crafters such as bookbinders, leatherworkers and tailors for its strength and durability. Saddle stitching with leather...

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Hide & Home's Craft Stall Checklist

Got lovingly, handmade items to sell, booked a stall, but are new to markets and fairs? Us too! We attended our first food and craft market at the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells last weekend. It was a good learning experience for us, though we were lucky enough to have some friends who are veteran craft fair goers impart their knowledge onto us. Being new to the scene is tough as you never know what to expect or how best to prepare. Hopefully with our handy tips and craft stall checklist we can help you get prepared for every outcome for your upcoming market or fair.   Joe, pleased that I was taking photos immediately (Thank you for giving up your Saturday to...

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Etsy Feature - Gifts We L-O-V-E

It's not everyday that you get featured on one of the biggest, online, handmade marketplaces! The lovely folks at Etsy have included one of my products, leather buckle cuff bracelet in their Etsy Finds feature. Check it out! Feb 7, 2016: Gifts We L-O-V-E  

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