Our Story Of Why Artisans Started; Reliving The Ancestral Leathercraft Experience
When craftsmen like Brendan Girak come forth and say, “I think I’ve gained a hell of a lot of confidence that I never had. I’ve found a passion and an outlet to express myself. Craft has given me a direction for my life”, it’s a reassurance for us that we’re on the right track.
Setting goals is the first step to accomplishing meaning in life. Somehow, this approach works wonders for leathercrafting as well. Artisans UK was founded by a group of like-minded craftsmen who believed in and visualised creating a community and nurturing upcoming leathercrafting entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.
We believe experience is the best education that one can receive, which is why we’ve facilitated leathercrafting experiences through our relevant paraphernalia throughout our years of existence.
This article serves as an ice-breaking session and introduces you to Artisans UK and what lies ahead for our audience.
Artisans: Ancestral Leathercraft Experience
‘Why does leathercrafting have to be inaccessible for so many people?’ Artisans was conceptualised as a stimulus to this musing.
People often consider leathercrafting highly cumbersome; you need to rent space for a workshop, invest in extravagant tools and attend specialised leathercraft courses. Artisans aims at addressing this notion by providing a wholesome resource where people can learn by exploring and involving themselves in hands-on leather projects.
By minimising the barriers preventing people from experiencing leathercrafting, we aspire to create a paradigm shift amongst leather enthusiasts worldwide. We believe that this can be done by a community that fosters the art of making, and hence we aspire to share our ideologies among 1 billion people around the world by 2030.
At Artisans, we believe that leathercrafting’s ancestral and traditional practice is an antidote to today’s rapid modernisation and industrial techniques. Therefore, we’ve culminated the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to get into leathercrafting to explore its rich heritage first hand.
Experience The Art Of Leather Craft With Artisans
Leathercrafting is an experience, one which must be savoured while indulging in it. From your sense of smell to that of touch, all your senses must be activated to truly appreciate the magisterial properties of leather.
Engaging in hands-on leathercrafting projects is one of the best ways to improve your skills and gain confidence. Reading theoretical articles about leathercrafting will only take you so far in your experience. After all, you’ll have to get to actually stitching and crafting leather to truly become a master craftsman.
So how do you go about your leathercrafting?
You might be thinking, well, I’ll just Google it and click on the first link that pops up. But that’s possibly not the best approach. Simply because not many people out there know their leather! These online resources over complicate your leathercrafting experience, and most enthusiasts end up dropping out of it altogether.
With years of experience in the leather industry, we at Artisans are a group of professional leather craftsmen who’re well versed in leather. We simplify the whole experience for you so you can truly enjoy and look forward to leathercrafting. We’ve accumulated a wide range of leathercraft projects and other resources, thus making Artisans a one-stop guide for all leathercrafting enthusiasts. If you’re looking to pursue leathercrafting, you ought to do it the right way to truly understand it’s nuances.
Allow us to elevate your leathercrafting experience with our expertise in leather.
Get started With The Art Of Leather Crafting
Regardless of whether you’re venturing into leathercrafting or have already tried your hand at it, these are the absolute must-haves in your leathercrafting ensemble.
- Stitching chisels- These are used to poke holes in the leather before you start stitching.
- Stitching Needles (for leather)- They’re thicker than the typical needle and fit the thread.
- Wax Thread- To stitch the pieces together.
- Scratch Awls- These are predominantly used to pierce holes in the leather.
- Cutting Board- You want to make sure of a solid surface at your workstation.
- Miscellaneous- Make sure to keep items like glue, rulers, and sandpaper handy.
You can procure these wholesome leathercrafting kits at Artisans. We ensure the most authentic and accentuated learning experience for leathercrafting enthusiasts, which is why we have included some DIY projects that you can get started with.
The Artisans DIY leather cardholder kit has three choices of Italian veg-tanned base leathers, you can use this kit to create a DIY cardholder that oozes elegance with the help of a stitching thread of your choice.
Why not get creative and gift your loved ones an elegantly crafted DIY leather glasses case kit by Artisans. It contains all the essential tools that are required to stitch the leather into a glasses case. Stitching Italian veg-tanned leather and getting a hands-on experience of leather will indeed be a memorable present.
With a DIY leather passport holder kit by Artisans, craft a suave leather passport holder. It’s sure to make heads turn when you’re on the move. It’s a great accessory to possess, and with a chic Italian leather base, our kit will help you create a genuinely leather accessory for your travels.
Artisans was founded to deliver you an unparalleled quality of leather products in the UK. Extending our years of knowledge into creating leather products, we strive to provide you with a one-stop solution for your leathercrafting needs rather than overwhelming you with technicalities.
It’s essential to let your creative inner self explore leathercrafting avenues that don’t spoon feed you throughout. The best resource is one that piques your thinking and stimulates your creativity beyond what is mentioned. We at Artisans firmly believe that leathercrafting as a practice should not be constrained by predetermined templates. As long as you’re following the basics and letting your creativity flow, you’re on the right track.
So why wait? Get your hands on our custom made leathercrafting kits. Let’s get stitching!
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