Our studio designs and handcrafts unique leather items. It all starts with high-quality vegetable tanned tooling leather, perfect for artistic embossing. We then create our one-of-a-kind designs by combining traditional carving and stamping techniques. Finally, we apply eco-friendly water-based finishes for the antique look.
Elena Godbout is a member of Canadian Society for Creative Leathercraft, Craft Ontario and York Region Arts Council.
“My mind is captivated by crafting with leather. Being found of fiction stories, mythology, and vintage styles, I admire traditional handcrafts. After experimenting with a range of craft materials and practices, I accomplish most with the creation of themed leather designs. Leather crafting provides me a lot of room for exploring and experimentation. While following the traditional techniques and styles, I seek for new themes and approaches. I enjoy projects linked to community cultural life like music and dance festivals. My love to nature viewing, combined with my education in natural sciences, drives my passion in decorating my leather items with floral and marine embossing. I achieve to turn my observations to corresponding leather items like “Rock guitar” belt, “Dancer” as wall home decor, etc. Each of my items is an encapsulated memory of a bright moment. It is a souvenir. It connects me to my audience: as it recalls the similar memories, when they hold my craft piece, wear it, look at it and take it home.
I find myself very happy with the creation of themed leather designs. Leather crafting immerses me into a world where the best stories begin.”