Mia Sabel

2010 QEST Scholar - Saddlery & Leather Design

A change of career meant that Mia decided to study saddlery at the only 2 year, full-time course in the UK. She achieved the Cordwainers’ Diploma in Saddlery at Capel Manor and is now a fully qualified Saddler. Primarily using English bridle leather, she hand-prepares, hand-stitches and hand-finishes all of her leather products in a traditional way, applying the high standards required of saddlery.

Rooted in traditional English craftsmanship, her company, SABEL, also offers customers the experience of creating a bespoke leather watch strap: wrist, fob or customised holder. Each creation is individually conceived and hand-crafted to complement a client’s treasured timepiece. Her unique fitting service ensures that your strap, like a bespoke suit, is fitted to you perfectly.

SABEL Saddlery has been formed by Mia Sabel, a Qualified Saddler, QEST Scholar and Walpole Crafted Mentee, to create works of leather beauty, inspired by her background in theatre, brand and design.