McRostie manufacture traditional artisanal leather accessories which are handcrafted in their workshop using traditional saddlery craftsmanship.
Verified by Make Works Scotland December 2014
McRostie have a variety of leather cutting and finishing machines in house. Their workshop is fitted out for leather of a minimum of 2.5mm in thickness. It is not suited to fine lightweight materials. McRostie are happy to work with projects ranging from bespoke one offs and sample production through to small and medium runs. They also offer a bespoke repair and restoration process.
|Turnaround Time||4-6 weeks|
|Starting Cost||£100 - £500|
|Production Access||By appointment|
MaterialsBritish Bridle Leather British Harness Leather
ProcessesPattern Cutting Hand Stitching Machine Stitching Embossing Burnishing Polishing Edge staining
MachinesHarness maker no.6 Adler Sewing Machine Camoga Splitting Machine Samco press cutter USM Skiving machine Deer band facer Show more
Video: Make Works visit McRostie in Howwood
McRostie was established in 1887 as a traditional harness maker and saddlers' ironmongers in Glasgow. In the 1980's the Campbell family bought the company and formed McRostie of Glasgow Ltd in 1986. Today all of their products are made in their workshop based in the outskirts of Glasgow, using the traditional craft skills of the harnessmaker and with many of the same tools that were used over 100 years ago.
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|Address||The Harness Room, Bowfield, Howwood, Johnstone, PA9 1DB, Scotland|