Meet the teacher - Mike Reid - leatherworker

Updated: Apr 2

Today we are introducing you to one of our tutors, Mike Reid, who will be exhibiting as part of the Wernog Wood Collective Exhibition on 3-5 September 2021 in Wernog Wood, Llanbedr DC, Ruthin, LL15 1YE.


Mike will be demonstrating his craft during this event and can make you a belt to measure over the weekend. If you are interested in learning from him, he will be teaching here on 25-26 September and again on 6-7 November, click here for more details. https://www.wernogwood.co.uk/leatherworking


Mike Reid owns and runs @handcraftedleather.co.uk , a small, award winning leathercraft business with a worldwide customer base. Mike is largely self taught with a brief mentorship in Ruthin. He began his trade by buying old leather jackets & restitching them into new things, using simply a nail as an awl & a sharpened fork as a pricking iron to make even stitching holes.

Seven years into his journey now, bespoke artwork on leather is the mainstay of the business. From belts, wallets, hip flasks and luggage tags to custom motorcycle seats, plaques and murals, the enthusiasm for this craft grows with every new piece.

Working mostly to commission with customers from California to New Zealand & everywhere in between, Mike is looking forward to hosting classes with the hope of enthusing others to pick up the awl and thread, to create and to support British owned suppliers that help to keep this rewarding & fascinating craft alive.


Other exhibitors include:

Bronte Adam - @bronteadamdesign

Claire Acworth - @claireacworthjewellery

David White - @thewhittlings

Margaret Carter @magsfaraway

Sarah Bartlem - @sarahbartlemceramics