Jo Tonkinson of Journeyman Leather is a leather worker and saddle maker in Sandness, Shetland.

Jo uses traditional techniques to create functional leather objects that are made to last. Using finest grain English bridle leather and UK sourced solid brass, Jo makes belts, briefcases, bags, saddles, bridles or anything you have in mind. Send her a sketch or model with dimensions and she can make it up. Generally she works on a bespoke or batch quantity basis. She has worked on archaeological heritage projects, through to accessories for dogs and bespoke tools for agriculture.

Contact Jo Tonkinson on+44(0) 1595 870243 or

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Filmed by Vana Coleman and Ross Fraser McLean | Edited by The Edinburgh Film Company

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