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