Hand crafted leatherwork by Black Orchard

A selection of my work.

Leather Bags

All my bags are handmade to order and feature a variety of custom designs. All the ones in the gallery are past customer commissions and can be recreated or adapted so please contact me to discuss a custom order.

Leather Journals

I make leather journals in a variety of sizes and leathers. Using veg tanned leather I can tool into the surface and create a beautiful embossed design before hand dyeing the leather to your colour choice. I also use pre dyed chrome tanned leather for some journals and use pyrography, burning the designs into the surface of the leather with a fine heated tip. Both techniques allow me to create very detailed designs and as you can see from my examples the subject matter so far has been wide!

Stock journals can be purchased via my Etsy shop


Custom Leather Guitar Straps

Custom made quality leather guitar straps. Made to order to your own specifications from top grain veg tanned leather, these straps are hand tooled with a design of your choice and then dyed with professional water based leather dyes before being finish coated with a natural wax to protect  the leather from the inevitable abuse it will get from a gigging guitarist! As a guitarist of 25 years myself I know exactly how tough a strap needs to be and iI can assure you that these are TOUGH! They can be made one piece, buckle adjustable or with a looped tail piece adjuster.

If you really want to stand out from the crowd with a custom strap, look no further! Band logos, studs, brass work, anything your heart desires, I can create so contact me for a bespoke commission.

Pricing on guitar straps starts a around £95.00 plus p&p.