In the quaint peninsula town of Dingle, during a cold week in February, in Holden Leather-goods warm workshop, I learned all I could about producing fine handbags.
Most tools and methodologies have not changed for generations, yet the design potential seems limitless.
There is something sensual about leather work but don't be fooled there is also a ton of engineering that goes into the fabrication.
In the end I produced a great messenger bag with a pretty pink lining. I also lost all feeling in a couple of my fingers for about 3 months. The learning experience was well worth it.