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Repairing a hole in leather

This car seat had seen better days. I was able to place a patch under the holes and then use a filler follower by re-pigmenting this seat.


Office chairs

These office chairs were very soiled, I thought I’d take a photo half way through cleaning to show the true colour.


Nail Varnish Remover

Nail varnish remover was spilt on this pigmented two tone leather sofa. When my client wiped the nail varnish remover off the sofa it removed a layer of finish and pigment.


John Whitaker Saddle

This John Whitaker saddle turned up on my work bench one day. I was asked to make it presentable as my client was leaving she mentioned that she would have preferred the saddle in black. We had a brief conversation and this was the result.


Head Collar

I love working with leather be it cleaning, restoring or making. I had great fun in producing this head collar for my client and was pleased when she sent me a photo of George waring the finished item. My client was so happy with the collar that she ordered a number of bespoke dog collars.


Hair spray on leather

This old arm chair was left to my client after his mother died. He didn’t want the chair restored as he wanted to retain its patina as a memory but he did want the chair cleaned. The main issue was the build-up of hair spray on the headrest.


Designer Jacket

My client managed to get paint on her designer jacket. I managed to remove most of the paint and then disguised the rest with some pigment.


Damaged finish

The finish on this base cushion has worn off over the years. I was called in after my client had used a general cleaning product in the attempt to remove a stain and in doing so had started to remove pigment from the cushion.


Chocolate on aniline

Aniline leather is very susceptible to staining. So when a piece of chocolate was dropped on to this cushion and the body heat then melted the chocolate, the leather then absorbed the chocolate leaving this dark stain.


Chanel handbag

The damage to this Chanel handbag was caused by the zip of the bag, as the zip abrades the leather when the bag is closed. Unfortunately I was only able to tidy the damaged area but my client was very happy with the improvement.