Wallet

Designer/Maker

RUTH PULLAN

Ruth Pullan makes handstitched leathergoods from British hand dyed vegetable tanned leather from her workshop in Ilkley.

Ruth explains… ”

A satisfying realisation came soon after a leatherwork course at the Cumbria School of Saddlery a few years ago that leather was the medium I wanted to work in. It’s a slow, thoughtful, almost meditative process, quietly stitching away in my workshop, without the hum of machines and the cursing that comes with them.

I take great care in choosing the materials for my products and try to keep the designs as pared down as possible to allow the quality of materials and finish to stand out. The leather I use is vegetable tanned leather, traditionally pit-tanned in Bristol which I then hand dye to the shade required. I then condition the leather with my own blend of fats and oils to create a beautiful sheen to the leather. The pieces are cut by hand using a saddler’s knife and then stitched by hand using the two needle method using waxed linen thread, a traditional way of manufacturing leathergoods and one which stands the test of time. The brass hardware I use is sand cast in Walsall at the last remaining buckle foundry in the United Kingdom.”

References
ruthpullan.co.uk

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It represents a network of designer/makers who we collaborate with to showcase the finest quality contemporary designs, materials, skills and products the north of England has to offer. We carefully curate our selection and seek out designer/makers and objects that illustrate a sense of place, personality and provenance from our region and its accepted values of industry, honesty, integrity and innovation.

MADE NORTH brings together the industry in an annual design conference and curates design work for display in a range of venues including the MADE NORTH design gallery in the heart of Sheffield.

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Designer/Maker

RUTH PULLAN

Ruth Pullan makes handstitched leathergoods from British hand dyed vegetable tanned leather from her workshop in Ilkley.

Ruth explains… ”

A satisfying realisation came soon after a leatherwork course at the Cumbria School of Saddlery a few years ago that leather was the medium I wanted to work in. It’s a slow, thoughtful, almost meditative process, quietly stitching away in my workshop, without the hum of machines and the cursing that comes with them.

I take great care in choosing the materials for my products and try to keep the designs as pared down as possible to allow the quality of materials and finish to stand out. The leather I use is vegetable tanned leather, traditionally pit-tanned in Bristol which I then hand dye to the shade required. I then condition the leather with my own blend of fats and oils to create a beautiful sheen to the leather. The pieces are cut by hand using a saddler’s knife and then stitched by hand using the two needle method using waxed linen thread, a traditional way of manufacturing leathergoods and one which stands the test of time. The brass hardware I use is sand cast in Walsall at the last remaining buckle foundry in the United Kingdom.”

References
ruthpullan.co.uk

MADE NORTH

MADE NORTH provides a creative platform that actively encourages and promotes understanding of contemporary northern design.

It represents a network of designer/makers who we collaborate with to showcase the finest quality contemporary designs, materials, skills and products the north of England has to offer. We carefully curate our selection and seek out designer/makers and objects that illustrate a sense of place, personality and provenance from our region and its accepted values of industry, honesty, integrity and innovation.

MADE NORTH brings together the industry in an annual design conference and curates design work for display in a range of venues including the MADE NORTH design gallery in the heart of Sheffield.

For more information
madenorth.co.uk