Student Success Story
On a belt making course at Prescott Mackay I met Sarah Ward Hendry, who was wearing aneton blue cardigan. I noticedthather watch was also in the samebluish green. is my favourite colour, Sarah smiled.
Sarah in the Belt Making class
Sarah was obviously no timberland boots for women t a fresh hand. The way she cuts the leather, punches the holes and burnishes the edge of the belt all shows her experience. When I am still working on my first belt, she has nearly finished her seco timberland boots for women nd one. All this was explained when Sarah later told me that she has her ownbag business Ruxx.
We got together during lunch break and looked at Sarah company leaflets.
Sarah then told me her story. attending P I had started my business and had started sampling but Iwas struggling on some techniques that I had no knowledge of. I had not been on a course for bag making before this but had attended a short course (10 evenings) in shoemaking which helped me understand how to work with leather. The courses cover so much in such a short amount of time but with tutors who have a commercial experience as well as skills based one. It has gone from strength to strength and the knowledge I gained from P was invaluable. I couldn agree more. Every tutorat P is among the best in their areas, but what makes P unique is that students are given the timberland boots for women opportunity to be taught bythese professional practitioners. Things like how to timberland boots for women solve the real problems students will meet in production andthe source of suppliers are not taught in universities lectures.
Tutor Lesley is demonstrating one of the traditional leatherwork techniques: saddle stitch
So how does Sarah produce her bags? have struggled to find manufacturers in this country and when I started to look to find someone to sample my designs I thought it would be quicker and cheaper to buy the equipment and do it myself and that is how I started. I now make all my own samples and some stock but have a small producer I found by chance who does quantity for me. It combines clever design with luxurious leathers, making rucksacks desirable not just practical. I asked Sarah why she still came to the belt making course since she has alreadygot so many skills, she said: am now just gaining further knowledge on belts for my accessories section. I love P and will continue to use them for furthering gaps in my knowledge. when I am writing this blog entry, I received an email from Sarah telling me that her Ruxx bag was on Grazia Daily today. Well done Sarah!