Eloise Caisley

2014 QEST Saddlers' Company Scholar - Saddlery & Leatherwork

After Eloise gained a BA (Hons) in Equine Business Management, she began a four-year millennium apprenticeship at Colne Saddlery, working with master saddler Maurice Emtage. During this time she also trained at the Saddlery Training Centre in Salisbury. She is passionate about working with British leather and has adapted her skills to create and make small leather accessories and handbags. She continues to help translate designs to develop working prototypes for companies that include fledgling small leather goods brand, Byrne. A QEST Saddlers’ Company Scholarship funded Eloise to expand her skills by attending a range of courses including Advanced Bridle Making, Cartridge Bag Making and Small Leather Goods.

Eloise currently works as a freelance leather designer and qualified saddler at HYDE leather design and is also a brand ambassador for Jaguar Land Rover.

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