by Jemitra Renea

Leathercraft

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heartstain leather

Handmade Leather goods

market dates:

Harbourside Market, Bristol May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16

St. Nick’s Twilight Market, Bristol June 6

St. Nick’s Market, Bristol June 7, 14, 21, 28

Pennywell Market, Bristol September 14

Honoring the animal:

The making of every leather item begins with honoring the beast from which the skin came.  It is the last thing that is left of the animal and it must be treated with respect. 

Reducing waste:

Jemitra Renea makes every effort to reduce waste out of respect for the animal and because good leather is bloody expensive.  The result is that the shape of our pieces will incorporate the shape of the skin from which it was made.  You may also see: clip marks from where the skin was hung up during the tanning process, mosquito bites, barbed wire marks and numerical notations.  These ‘imperfections’ are perfections that give each piece a unique character.

Traditional techniques:

Jemitra Renea employs many traditional techniques in an effort to keep craft alive.  She on occasion, uses machinery to make certain tasks easier.  Each one of Renea’s leather products are either made using a combination of machinery and hand work or they are 100% hand crafted.

Beauty and functionality:

It was Oscar Wild who said, ‘Beauty is what gets your attention, but personality is what steals your heart.’  Renea creates leather pieces that are beautiful, will serve you well, and just maybe steal your heart.


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returns and repairs

With proper care, your leather piece will age beautifully (just like you).  In the off chance that a bit of stitching or braiding comes undone, we will repair your piece free of charge (this does not include the cost of shipping) up to 3 years after the date of purchase. 

Discount Corner

This is the home of our leather babies who have faces only a mother could love, but you might love them too.  These pieces are flawed in some small way. Maybe Jemitra Renea had too much coffee and her stitches started to dance.  Who knows? In keeping with our core value of reducing waste, we prefer to discount a piece instead of labelling it a reject.  Because how would you feel if someone called you a reject because of that crooked toe? 

Flaws are minimal and are pointed out in the piece’s descriptions.