The memoirs’ of a Tim Hardy Worcester Bridle Leather Belt in Nut

The memoirs’ of a Tim Hardy Worcester Bridle Leather Belt in Nut

The memoirs of a Tim Hardy Worcester Bridle Leather Belt - as told to Ian Hawkins 

I started life at the skilled hands of an artisan based at the foot of the Malvern Hills. Here I was cut, dyed, … Continue Reading »

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Worcestershire Leather Company under scrutiny

Worcestershire Leather Company under scrutiny

The Worcestershire Leather company has recently been ‘tried and tested’ by The Holborn magazine, a team of writers who share an appreciation of fine English things and strive to find those f… Continue Reading »

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Why Handmade Leather Goods make great Christmas Gifts for Men

Why Handmade Leather Goods make great Christmas Gifts for Men

Leather Belts for Men - Why they prove so popular as gifts

Men can be extremely difficult to buy for, especially at Christmas time, but with many years of making quality leather gifts for men, Ti… Continue Reading »

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How to make a Tim Hardy Bridle Leather Belt

How to make a Tim Hardy Bridle Leather Belt

The Quality of Handcrafted – Making a Bridle Leather Belt the traditional way

How to Make a Belt that will last a lifetime

At the Worcestershire Leather Company, we create top quality, bespoke, … Continue Reading »

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The History of the Walsall Leather Industry

The History of the Walsall Leather Industry

Walsall Leather true British Heritage

The Walsall Leather industry has a considerable range, diversity and a wonderful heritage which is often overshadowed by towns such as Northampton, which get… Continue Reading »

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The Quick Release Bridle Leather Belt Story

The Quick Release Bridle Leather Belt Story

Quick Release Bridle Leather Belts

The Quick Release Bridle Leather Belt Buckle owes its origins to the firemen of yesteryear. During the 'Great Fire of London' we believe, early fire tenders equ… Continue Reading »

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Press To Success

Press To Success

Press success can make or break a business and in this technological internet age, the Blogger is King and the bigger the blog the more impact on a small, medium or large business it can make.

Th… Continue Reading »

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My Goal to Become the Best Leather Company

My Goal to Become the Best Leather Company

Venturing out into the commercial world as a recently qualified and very green student from the Cordwainers Technical College some years ago, my immediate task was working out how to start a lea… Continue Reading »

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Tim Hardy's Story

Tim Hardy's Story

Tim Hardy has been making best quality English leather goods for 30 years when having qualified at the famous Cordwainers College in London in 1983, he started his business from a small wooden s… Continue Reading »

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The Art of Hand Stitching Part 2

The Art of Hand Stitching Part 2

Harness and Bridle makers, Case makers and Leather goods craftsmen such as those found in my workshop and similar ones the world over, tend to use one particular style of hand stitching which we… Continue Reading »

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How to Order the Correct Belt Size

How to Order the Correct Belt Size

How to order the correct size leather belt seems to cause people unnecessary problems and results in my being asked the same question half a dozen times a week at least. Thanks to more than twen… Continue Reading »

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The Art of Hand Stitching

The Art of Hand Stitching

Hand stitching is a traditional skill that still has a very important place in 21st Century manufacture; Bespoke suits, Saddlery, Shoemaking, Glove Making, Harness and Bridle work, Leather Goods… Continue Reading »

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A Brief History of Leather Tanning - Part 1

A Brief History of Leather Tanning - Part 1

Early man probably discovered tanning of leather by accident it is thought, when finding animal skins that had been lying in pools full of rotting leaves and bark (from Oak trees most likely),th… Continue Reading »

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Vintage Fishing Reel Cases Reborn

Vintage Fishing Reel Cases Reborn

Original Farlows of Pall Mall Fishing Reel Case circa 1920-1930's

Traditional Fishing is practiced by a large number of passionate enthusiasts with great attention to detail, both in the way they… Continue Reading »

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Worcestershire Leather Colour Guide

Worcestershire Leather Colour Guide
colour guide

History Behind Leather Colours by The Worcestershire Leather Company

Best English Bridle Leather butts from J. & E. Sedgwick & Co are the mainstay of all the products from the Worcestersh… Continue Reading »

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