MEET THE MAKER

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It was a love for horses, which later transformed into a passion for leather craft that lead me to start up my one-man leather goods business            in 2021.

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Welcome! My name is Siri Stoklund and I am a qualified saddler and shoemaker; having studied leatherwork for three years in London. I moved to England from Denmark at the age of 15, after realising the tack I owned and used on my horse, Moonie, was in no way up to standard.

I am a big believer in sustainability and wanted to know how I could repair or make my own tack. This led me to The Princess Royal College of Animal Management & Saddlery, where I spent my next few years cutting, stitching and creating beautiful leather items from start to finish, developing my skills and gaining confidence in my ability.

After completing my saddlery training, I stayed at college for another year, where I studied and learnt the art of shoemaking. When finishing my studies in 2018 I moved to Canada to work for a top harness maker there.

Over the years I have gained an extensive knowledge about leather, craft and everything in between. It is this experience that lays the foundation for my leather goods business and why the quality of my work is unparalleled.

I can't wait to receive your orders.

QUALIFICATIONS

Saddlery

I studied saddlery for two years at The Princess Royal College of Animal Management & Saddlery in London. There I obtained the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers’ Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making.

Shoemaking

I was taught to make shoes at Capel Manor College, studying the Cordwainers’ Diploma in Shoemaking. Over the course of the year I experimented with design, pattern cutting and hand-crafted six pairs of shoes from scratch.

AWARDS

I've been honoured and proud to receive several prices and bursaries over the years. I won 1st Prize in the Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers Harness Martingale Making Competition 2016.

In 2017 I competed in the prestigious National Saddlers' Competition, where I was awarded 3rd place for my snaffle Bridle. I was also presented with a Premium Award for my work.

From The Worshipful Company of Curriers and The Worshipful Company of Saddlers I received graduate bursaries, to help me purchase tools and equipment.