Hi I’m Julie, designer and maker of Market Canvas Leather.
I create usable objects that are functional and practical, while appealing to the senses. The smooth touch of leather, a clean silhouette.
Most of my styles have been created from my own sense of want or need. What do I need to carry and how do I want to look and feel while carrying it.
Essentialism and a feeling.
I source all my leather from a small supplier based on Vancouver Island. I don't often see more than a few hides of the same colour, each with its own characteristics that allow unique items to be made from it. A really stiff hide, makes a structured silhouette, a soft supple hide allows for movement. Understanding these elements and creating something with that knowledge is what lights me up.
I hope you you get as much joy from carrying them as I do.Julie