THE LEAD LEATHER-ER

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Hey, i'm Mary.. designer and the lead leather-er here at MarySavel.com and i've been making various handmade goods for years. I got my start back in 2008 and since then, I've created many things such as a woman's clothing line, costumes for a music video and knitwear for babies and children, to name a few. These days my current focus is on putting a modern twist on hand-stitched and braided leather handbags, accessories and homegoods. I love creating functional and beautiful leathergoods that reference simpler times and that are created with simple methods.   

LEATHER WORKSHOP

In 2014, I took a workshop with Hermès trained artisan Bea Amblard of Amblard Leather Atelier. Here, I learned the traditional leatherworking techniques from a master artisan that have been used for hundreds of years. This is also the place that I discovered and cemented my love of working with leather.

LEARNING NEW TRADES

With the exception of that workshop, i'm mainly self taught. Teaching myself new processes is something that I really enjoy. I often find myself in a Youtube black hole of how-to videos or at the library on the floor surrounded by how-to books on my latest craft obsession.

mary savel with joey pillow, lead leather-er at marysavel.com, leathergoods designer

Reach out and say "Hi" at mary@marysavel.com