Bespoke grakle bridle

Grakle bridle hand stitched¬†to customer’s specifications.

Bespoke grakle bridle

Bespoke grakle bridle

New panel on side saddle

After: new side saddle panel.

After: new side saddle panel.

Before and after photos of side saddle panel. The nearside was overstuffed and had collapsed into the gullet, and the panel was not laced in centrally. Consequently the rider could not sit straight. A new panel was made and balanced to horse and rider.

Before: panel collapsing into gullet

Before: panel collapsing into gullet

Before: overstuffed panel, narrow off-centre gullet.

Before: overstuffed panel, narrow off-centre gullet.

Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014

I was invited to share the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust stand at The Royal Windsor Horse Show this year.

 

My display at Royal Windsor Horse Show

My display at Royal Windsor Horse Show

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My diplay at Royal Windsor

My display at Royal Windsor

Dressage Bridle

Handstitched dressage bridle. Padded nose, brow and head. Diamante brow, rolled throat, lined half rubber reins.

Dressage bridle

Dressage bridle

Stallion in hand roller, crupper & dock

 

Stallion in hand set

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Hand stitched stallion/ in hand roller, crupper and dock. Made to measure.

Stallion set

Stallion in hand set

 

Birkett Bank Fell pony wearing Nicola Watson Leatherwork in hand set

Birkett Bank Fell pony wearing Nicola Watson Leatherwork in hand set

More bellows restorations

Bellows after releathering

Bellows after releathering

handpainted bellows

Bellows after releathering

Victorian reversible sidesaddle pilch pad

Restoration of pilch pad for a customer.

The extent of the damage

The extent of the damage

Two new heads, and some tidying up to the customer's specifications

Two new heads, and some tidying up to the customer’s specifications

The restored pad

The restored pad

The extent of the damage; dogs had chewed it.

Bellows restoration

Bellows re-leathered.

Before restoration

Before restoration

After restoration

After restoration

After restoration

After restoration

Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition 2014

My side saddle won a Premium award for excellence of craftsmanship.

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Map box restoration

Early 20th century leather map box restoration: new lid and buckle straps. Leather aged and colour matched to blend.

Early 20th century map box after restoration

Early 20th century map box after restoration

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