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Louise  is the founder of LG Leatherworks, a luxury handmade products business creating handbags, wallets, belts, dog accessories and much more. Louise also takes on commissions , repairs and hosts workshop day experiences for creative people to come and learn the skill of hand stitched leather work in the tranquillity of her Shepherd’s hut workshop on Dartmoor, Devon.

With 10 years experience in creating luxury leather products, Louise focuses on an enduring and timeless style to last a lifetime. In previous job roles Louise has worked as a bookkeeper, chef and in a plant nursery. When her last bookkeeping job ended due to the clients moving away, Louise took on the challenge of something new, and after taking part in some intensive leatherwork course she founded LG Leatherworks, after falling in love with the craft. 

Having been gifted a pair of leather reins and a leather sandwich box from her grandmother, which dates back to the 1930’s, and marvelling in the quality, Louise’s focus is on creating products that have this echos at their heart and will stand the test of time to be passed down through the generations.

Leather workshop
Louise Gelson holding a Labrador puppy
Photo of a quarter horse at a western riding competition

We have dogs and horses ourselves and know the importance of finding the right products for them that fit well and are comfortable and durable. We pride ourselves in making long lasting leather products that we know you’ll love as much as we do.

Embossed leatherwork

Looking for a bespoke and different gift?

We can personalise leatherwork to make a unique present for a loved one that they simply can’t get anywhere else. And if you can’t see the perfect product, get in touch and we can discuss something completely bespoke, just for you.

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