The much loved Highgate Fair in the Square N6 is back on 11 June 2022.  After being cancelled the last two years due to the pandemic, it is great to see it back.  It is such a popular event that getting a place is difficult.  I consider myself very lucky to be invited to attend.

Sky Blue Box Bag, lined with blue nappa and hand stitched with blue linen thread, with interchangeable short and long straps

I will be show casing some of my new box bags in brighter colours.  Most of you will know that I most often use traditional English bridle leather to make my bags, and other accessories, but I had the opportunity to buy some of this stunning sky blue lamport leather, and I couldn’t resist.  I also got some green and red…

It is beautiful leather to work with, and makes up into beautiful bags.  The finish isn’t quite as shiny as the bridle leather, and gets a lovely patina with use.  I get the colour “pop” without resorting to  bright linen thread or lining.

Of course I do have a couple of stunning Sedgwick’s English bridle leather bags in stock.  Some with, some without, colourful lining and stitching that  give that “pop”.

Or perhaps you would prefer to experience designing your own bag.  I am happy to take you through the options, and make it up for you.  You chose the style, leather, fittings, lining and thread and I make it up. The end result will be a design that is truly unique to you.

I will also have a selection of pre-made belts and other leather accessories for sale on the stall.

Do pop along and support local crafts people at this event described by Ives as “a village fair in the heart of London”.

It’s about having fun, community run, free, and local.  For more information, visit their website

Fair in the Square, Pond St, Highgate, N6 6BS – Saturday 11 June 2022 – 12.30 – 5.30 pm