Leather Bag by Jane Watts


“Shore Line” leather bag by Jane Watts of ‘Another Shed Production’.

Everyday cross-body bag with an internal pocket.

The buckle is created using wrought iron pins recovered from the wreck of the SS James Eagan Layne.  Each pin is indvidually chosen for its character and forged to make a unique buckle.  70 plus years under the sea the pins take on an amazing patina.

The bag is made from British waxed shoulder leather.  A special feature is the port and starboard coloured (red and green) stitching with waxed twine and the trade mark “X” keeper and ‘Leading Marks” triangles, marking safe passage.

Dimensions (approx.) width 23cm x height 24cm x depth 6cm


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Forged buckles from salvaged wreck metal and hand stitched leather goods – Jane’s work reflects the ruggedness of coastal living.

For the South Hams based metal and leather worker life revolves around the sea. Taking selected pieces of salvaged metal from South West shipwrecks she individually forges and hand finishes buckles to be used on her hand stitched belts, bags and pouches.

Jane is all about making functional items with an element of the unexpected. The making process is a major design feature, from the exposed hand stitching and the patina of the metal all evidence of hand made. Her work is robust and made to be worn and used every day, to spark conversation, to remember our past and to embrace the beauty and simplicity of traditional crafts.