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Customer Spotlight #16 J.H. Leather
Multi award winning Saddler Jo Heard is the proud owner of J.H. Leather. Established in 2014, J. H. Leather specialise in making bespoke accessories including dog collars, leads, belts, phone cases, shooting accessories to name a few. More recently, Jo’s business has taken a new direction offering leather work classes to keen leather
Lucy Cushley with Richard Brown
All the Abbey Team were very excited to read Lucy's first blog and we look forward to hearing more over the coming months.   Hello!  It’s great to have won such a wonderful scholarship from Abbey England. Specialist tools are always so hard to come by in our trade so usually my evenings are spent hovering on eBay so it will be
Last Letter from Lok
In our very last letter from Rachel, she looks back over 2018 and tells us how her scholarship prize has helped her along the way. From everyone at Abbey we have throughly enjoyed keeping up to date with Rachel's progress and we're excited to see where her future takes her. Hi Everyone, I’d like to take the chance to thank you all for reading my
Christmas Closing Times
If you have any projects over the Christmas period which need completing but are in short supply of materials, then make sure you place your order by Tuesday 18th December. Abbey will be closed from Wednesday 19th December for stock taking, and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. For your convenience, our website will still be accepting orders during
Letters from Lok! December 2018
This month Rachel addresses a questions she is commonly asked, what is the difference between a saddler and a saddle fitter? She brings clarity to the definition. Hi everyone! Recently I’ve been asked quite a few times, what is the difference between a saddler and a saddle fitter? So I thought this month I’d talk about the different roles we all
The Right Leather for the Job.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selecting the right leather for the job is a crucial element to any saddlers work but with so many types and weights available, confusion can occur. To help bring some clarity, especially to those who are at the beginning of their saddlery careers, our in-house leather experts Richard Brown and Craig Evans share their tips
Save the date, we’re having a sale day!
Save this Christmas and come along to Abbey's Sale Day hosted by Sedgwick & Co. Please join us for coffee, biscuits and of course leather! The team will be on hand to help with any questions you may have. Whether you manufacturer, saddles, bags, belts or pet accessories, this one off event is perfect if you are wanting to stock up your workshop before
Letters from Lok! November 2018
This month, Rachel shares some exciting news and reminds us why getting our saddles checked by a saddler is crucial. Hi Everyone! I am very proud to say that this month I took a big step forward in my career as I passed the Society of Master Saddlers qualified fitters exam! This involved a full day of examinations with 6 stages; 1 written and 5
Sedgwick & Co Update
We are very pleased to announce that the future of Sedgwick & Co Leathers is now secure and that we are able to help protect such an integral part of the Walsall and Black Country Industrial Heritage. Abbey England along with Kilger Lederfabrik and one other leading leather hide supplier have acquired Sedgwicks under equal partnership. With over 200
With summer official over, it's a great time to get your tack in 'tack'. Rachel shares with us the checks we should be doing on our equipment to ensure it's still safe and comfortable for both horse and rider. Hi everyone! With the summer competing season coming to a close and the hunting season beginning, now is a great time to get your tack and