go­ing well for leather

The Field - - QUERIES -

QI have an an­cient croc­o­dile-skin suit­case, badly in need of re­pair, plus a hand­bag. I would be keen to hear of some­one who takes on this sort of work. Can you help? RMW, York­shire

AThe Leather Con­ser­va­tion Cen­tre (LCC) of­fers con­ser­va­tion and restora­tion of items par­tially or wholly made of leather. Staff sug­gest that, in the first in­stance, you email pho­to­graphs to them of the items that re­quire re­pair. They will write a re­port, based on th­ese images, sug­gest­ing how best to treat the items and with an ap­prox­i­mate idea of cost. Email pho­to­graphs to lcc@northamp­ton.ac.uk, tel 01604 719766 or go to www.leather­con­ser­va­tion.org

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