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Beltane Designs – Welcome!
Artisan designed and made Leather and metalwork inspired by the Ancient Art and Culture of the British Isles.
The emphesis being primarily on the Celtic art styles up to the 9th centuries from manuscrips such as the 'Book of Kells' and 'Lindisfarne' but also including art styles from the early Bronze age through to the Viking and Saxon invasions.
Geoff Roberts has designed and made all items shown here over a period of the past 4 decades. Most of the designs being unique and individually hand made to commission.
Geoff uses handtools made exclusively in his own workshop for the purpose of decorating his artifacts.Some designs require a magnifying glass to fully appreciate the intricacy of the Knotwork and Beast like interlacings.
Geoff employs the handsewing and lacing techniques of Harness and saddlemaker. These are the best and time honoured methods of construction.
Only the finest Vegetable Tanned Leather is used. This type of Natural Leather has a superior durability and is made to last a lifetime.