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A bushman’s craft | Hints from the hut | Meet Terry
Become an honorary R.M.Williams craftsperson! Our Head of Heritage and Heartland Marketing, Terry, will host the new brand series through a range of videos taking you on a craftsmanship journey. Included in the tutorials are guides that demonstrate the skills to produce your very own quality leather goods via our limited edition ‘Maker kits’, which you can purchase to then craft at home. Inspired by RM’s love of leatherwork, A Bushman’s Craft Maker kits will bring that heritage to you by putting craftsmanship in your hands.
Whether it’s a simple keyring made with a Kimberley knot to more complex handy-works such as wallets, belts, and sunglass holders, or simply polishing your R.M.Williams boots, Terry’s step-by-step guidance will make you an honorary R.M.Williams craftsperson in no time!
And, as we continue to work alongside the passionate craftsmanship community in Australia, we’ll build out ideas to extend the Maker Kits range in the future, as we walk together through the lessons and discoveries that are made.
As Terry says, ‘It’s something very simple for people to do – and I look forward to everyone discovering the craftsmanship traditions that have been the cornerstone of the R.M.Williams success story for the past 90 years.’
You can follow along with our Head of Heritage and Heartland Marketing Terry guides by purchasing one of our Maker Kits to re-create your own leather piece Inspired by RM’s book, Bushman’s Handcrafts, and his love of quality handcrafted leatherwork, our Maker Kits are a nod to a tradition that has stood the test of time. And now, you too can master the time-honoured techniques in your own home.
Our latest limited edition Makers Kit includes all of the materials and guidance you’ll need to make a durable leather folio, perfect for keeping important documents organised and secure. Step into the world of R.M.Williams and experience our legacy of handheld craft for yourself.
Our new Makers Kit is crafted for life’s journeys. Inside the limited edition pack, you’ll find all of the materials needed to craft a sleek leather passport holder, perfect for keeping your travel documents organised and protected as you embark on your next adventure.
This limited edition Makers kit contains all of the tools, materials and guidance needed to craft a durable leather cover for RM’s classic handbook, The Bushman’s Handcrafts.
Using the technique of lacing, hand make a leather pencil case to carry your stationery, tools, or essentials. This kit includes all you need to craft your case with pre-punched leather pieces and easy-to-follow instructions.
Hand-make an essential organiser to carry your cables, accessories, and tools neatly together. This kit includes all you need to craft your wrap and is accompanied by easy-to-follow video instructions on how to saddle stitch – follow Terry's useful tips to add the inside pocket to your wrap.
Protect your buds from the elements with our new leather Earbud Pouch. Portable, stylish, and purposefully crafted by you. Including waxed thread, two needles, a brass pouch stud and screw, our new Maker Kit provides you with all you need to create this practical carry case.
Craft a leather piece into a utility tray to hold your coins, keys and essentials. Terry instructs how to use a simple stitch technique to bind and create the tray shape. Your kit comes with waxed thread, needles and prepared leather.
Make an impression with this durable, two pocket leather card holder. Your kit is ready to sew with prepared leather, needles, and waxed thread. If you’re new to saddle stitching, follow Terry’s video to learn and practice this traditional method of hand-stitching leather with two needles.
Craft a handy leather pouch for keeping your cards, keys, and small items together. Made from premium leather in Cognac colour, it features two antique brass studs for secure closure. Your kit is ready to sew with prepared leather, needles, waxed thread, and studs.
Create a simple keyring featuring techniques from R.M.William's book 'Bushman's Handcrafts', which creates a strong length of plaited cord finishing with a decorative 4-plait crown knot on the end.
Discover our new maker kit and enjoy crafting your very own nifty and classic coin pouch, by following Terry's guide. Made from premium vegetable tanned leather in cognac colour, your kit is ready to be assembled with an antique brass pouch stud and rivet included.
Practice saddle stitching while you make your own sunglass pouch. Made from premium vegetable tanned leather in cognac colour, your kit is ready to sew with needle and thread provided. The leather is pre-punched to help you get started in leather working.
Master RM’s techniques in your own home. Follow Terry’s guides and craft your own cord holder. A great introduction to learning leatherwork, this kit of 2 holders for your cords, cables and headphones will give you practice in cutting leather.