Ashfall leathers is a business started up by Robert Ford, with the view in mind of creating beautiful and wonderful things out of leather. Inspired by the fabulous leatherworker Simon Potts at the young age of seventeen during a beginner's course I decided this was the career for me. Starting a journey with this wonderful material and filled with amazing people.

Having completed training in traditional leather work at twenty one I am now participating in the Allendale Forge Studios 'Young Rural Entrepreneur Scheme' to take the idea and turn it into a new business while also learning business skills and networking. Using traditional skills and hand stitching techniques to create bespoke leather products from the fashionable to the fantastical. Ashfall leathers invites you to share in my wonderful journey of leather craft.

Ashfall leathers also runs leather work courses from beginner to intermediate level with the aim to pass on heritage skills of this marvellous craft with the hope of inspiring people like I was. Please check my events calendar for upcoming courses or book yourself on a one to one for a course that works for you at rfleatherwork1@hotmail.co.uk or 07530217010.

Studio 9, Allendale Forge Studios Art Centre , Market Square, Northumberland, NE47 9BD

Website: www.allendaleforgestudios.co.uk

Tel: 01434 683975

rfleatherwork1@hotmail.co.uk................. +447530217010................. Based in Northumberland