Lunchtime Lecture – Belt Making with Mark and Marie Buckfield, the Belt Makers
We are Mark and Marie Buckfield of The Belt Makers. We will take you through the belt making process, explaining the traditional methods and why we use them, and will demonstrate some of our hand tools and techniques.
You’ll see traditionally tanned, corrected grain, English bridle butt that has been developed over hundreds of years for use on horses, and the full grain, locally produced leather from low impact farms that actually reduces and absorbs greenhouse gas emissions.
Horace the Stitching Pony (not a real pony) will patiently and beautifully help us demonstrate some of our techniques.