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Designer-maker based in Bristol, UK.

Now established for over ten years working mainly in leather and fabrics, Gregg McDonald combines an enthusiasm for meticulous handmaking, a range of technical skills and a discerning eye for colour, pattern and shape. All pieces are hand cut, machine stitched and hand finished. Custom commissions will be considered and personalised gifts are a speciality.

His approach has led to prototyping and sample work for commercial clients; banner design and production; prop making; upholstery work and hundreds of custom pieces for individuals.

Scroll down to see previous projects.

Contact: info@greggmcdonald.com

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New compact wallet design

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This new compact card wallet stays slim and comfortable in the pocket. Designed to carry 6-8 cards and a few folded notes – just big enough for the essentials. It’s hand cut from sheep nappa leather, with a bright striped lining and bound edge construction. The over all dimensions are 102mm x 139mm when opened out.

Available to buy here.

You can also see my work at Bristol Harbourside Market, every Saturday and Sunday up to Christmas 2016, between 11:00 – 16:00.

Recent work – soft nappa leather wallets

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Contrast detail on black nappa wallet
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Teal nappa leather wallet
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Sky blue detailing on nappa wallet

The wallets above are brand new pieces developed from this sample work.

They’re hand cut from a combination of sheep nappa and cow hide leathers. Expertly machine stitched, and fully lined with cotton linings, they can be made to order in your choice of colours/feature. Contact me to discuss a commission here.

Current styles are available to order from my Etsy shop here.

Prototype testing – cycling map holder

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Here’s a custom cycle map holder I just developed and prototyped. I wanted something to fit the free Sustrans paper route maps and attach securely to my handlebars. It’s constructed with a single piece of flexible acetate, leather edge binds, velcro straps and a pop fastener to close. It should be shower proof, but the weather this week didn’t allow me to test it. What a shame…

A few more tweaks and I plan make them available in my Etsy shop.