Dave Harrison has been an exhibitor at Craft Fairs for many years. First with local Craft Organizers then with firms like Rainbow Crafts and H D Events.

Dave is a Craftsman, working in carved leather and has done so for over 40 years so it was a natural progression to go  into the organising of craft events. He knows what is wanted by the Craft worker and the Show Organizer/promoter.

And, if the Show Organizer / Promoter does not give the required service, Dave will fight the case for the rights of the Craft Worker. 

All Dave's Hand / Shoulder bags are of his own designs. That means the developing of carving techniques for the  picture to be displayed on the leather and the development of the colouring to get the right shading on the animal correct.

A lot of Dave's work is to commission, with customers sending photographs of their pets to be carved onto the bag of their choice. This is where the development comes into the equation.

All the leather is cut from the hide to get the best piece for the job to be done, this means that the strength of the leather required is paramount to making the ultimate product. Any off cuts are used—if possible—for the making of the small goods offered for sale. This reduces the waste and helps to keep prices of the small goods down to reasonable levels.

 

Here are some exampes of Daves work.

DAVE THE LEATHER DESIGNS

yorkie
yorkie
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westie
westie
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teddy
teddy
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steam1
steam1
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steam
steam
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stag
stag
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squrriel1
squrriel1
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squrriel
squrriel
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squirriel6
squirriel6
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squirriel5
squirriel5
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squirriel4
squirriel4
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squirriel3
squirriel3
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squirriel2
squirriel2
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squirrel4
squirrel4
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spiritofthewolf
spiritofthewolf
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spaniel
spaniel
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smallamerican2
smallamerican2
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smallamerican1
smallamerican1
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smallamerican
smallamerican
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scroll
scroll
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rainmaker
rainmaker
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owl1
owl1
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owl
owl
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largeamerican2
largeamerican2
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largeamerican1
largeamerican1
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largeamerican
largeamerican
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kingfisher3
kingfisher3
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kingfisher2
kingfisher2
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kingfisher1
kingfisher1
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kingfisher
kingfisher
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indian
indian
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horse4
horse4
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horse3
horse3
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horse2
horse2
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horse1
horse1
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horse
horse
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goldfinch
goldfinch
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germanshepherd
germanshepherd
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gallahs
gallahs
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fox3
fox3
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fox2
fox2
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fox1
fox1
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fox
fox
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elephant
elephant
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eagle
eagle
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clock1
clock1
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clock
clock
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classic4
classic4
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classic3
classic3
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classic2
classic2
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