Leather designer and saddler
A change of career meant that Mia decided to study saddlery at the only 2 year, full-time course in the UK. She achieved the Cordwainers Diploma in Saddlery at Capel Manor and is now a fully Qualified Saddler. As well as making made-to-measure Saddles, bridles and headcollars, she makes made-to-measure belts, watch straps and pet collars, creates stationery and accessories and undertakes commissions and prototypes. She is the recipient of a QEST scholarship and has just been accepted onto the Walpole Crafted Mentorship Programme.
Primarily using English bridle leather, she hand-prepares, hand-stitches and hand-finishes all of her leather products in a traditional way, applying the high standards required of saddlery.
Bespoke Bags & Cases
Have something special in mind, but don’t know where to buy it? Here are some unusual items that you won’t find in the shops. Use them as inspiration to request a commission for a bespoke order. Bicycle top bar leather cover, wet-moulded tool sheaths, etc. A range of bespoke Bags and Cases can be made to your requirements. From the delightful and unique Stirrup Bag, to traditional Attaché and Document Cases.
Bespoke watch straps
Rooted in traditional English craftsmanship, SABEL offers to discerning customers, bespoke, made-to-measure, leather watch straps and fob watch holders. Each creation is individually conceived and hand-crafted to complement a client’s treasured timepiece. Our unique fitting service ensures that your strap, like a bespoke suit, is fitted to you perfectly.
Bespoke Pet Accessories
Made-to-measure, bespoke dog Collars & Leads, Cat Collars and Accessories. Wide range of leather and thread colours, with optional studs and brass/nickel name plates. Plain Collars and Leads Hand-stitched at buckle end. Lined and Padded Collar. Lined with same or contrast leather, suede or fur. Hand-stitched throughout length of collar – Lead Handle is also lined. Padding adds extra comfort. Rolled Collars Either soft suede or hard-wearing leather.Cat Collar Reflective collars with sheepskin lining and buckle on safety elastic. Pet Basket Straps
SABEL Saddlery & Leather Design products can be seen at various events and locations, as well as Epping Forest Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.