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Bramble & Burr | The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things
This is our latest post in a series of featured makers. We are introducing our makers one at a time and giving you a bit of a behind-the-scenes story and insights to their practice. Today we would like to introduce: Katie Harrowell - Bramble & Burr First up. Who are you and what do you do? Katie Harrowell, from a little town north of Manchester in England. My brand is Bramble & Burr Fine Leather Goods. I make leather handbags, belts, drinking mugs and heaps of other leather items. I also make Equine products, bridles, girths etc & dog collars How and why did you get started (instead of getting a proper job like your mother told you)? I am actually a Master Saddler, that's my day job. My time is spent fitting saddles & making bridles for people. I started in handbags because a friend asked if I could make her a clutch for her wedding in New York. Not knowing where to start I had to do some research & design but it all worked out in the end (I hope, she used