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7 September 2017 – Mia Sabel has been invited

to a panel discussion about craftsmanship for

the MichelAngelo Foundation for “The Master’s

Touch” launch event.

21 March 2017 – Mia Sabel has been invited to run some leatherworking workshop at Heal’s as part of their Modern Craft Market month.

12 October 2016 – Mia Sabel will be demonstrating saddlery skills and running workshops at our first attendance at SalonQP, in collaboration with Bentleys London

3-7 May 2016 – SABEL Saddlery participated in the second London Craft Week at Bentleys London

26 Jan 2016 – Mia from SABEL Saddlery has been invited to a RWHA/QEST fundraising Auction at the V&A and will be donating a bespoke set of stationery items for auction

22 Sept 2015 – SABEL Saddlery and Howe 36 Bourne Street announce collaboration with live demonstration on 22 September 2015

4-6 Sept 2015 – SABEL bespoke watch straps to exhibited at the Concours of Elegance in the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh with QEST and the Royal Warrant Holder Association

13-17 May 2015 – SABEL bespoke watch straps exhibited in the Royal Warrant Holder Association’s Pavilion at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

May 2015 – Mia Sabel and workshop filmed by VCCP for the new LG G4 leather-backed mobile phone for O2

Mar 2015 – SABEL Saddlery sets up workshop and demonstrates watch strap making at Fortnum & Mason for London Craft Week

Feb 2015 – Mia Sabel photographed by Tim Allen for Artisans project

June 2014 – Mia Sabel attends Ecco Leather Hotshops 007 in Amsterdam.

3-5 April 2014 – Mia Sabel exhibits at Royal Academy with Walpole Crafted.

6 Mar 2014 – Mia Sabel accepted onto the Walpole Crafted Mentorship Programme 2014

27 Feb-2 Mar – Dragon Chaise Longue by Peter Linnett exhibited in Design Shanghai

2-4 Aug 2013 – SABEL Saddlery runs workshops at Spoonfest.

5 Jun 2013 – Mia Sabel skydives in aid of QEST.

2 Apr 2013 – Mia Sabel is invited to speak at a QEST Marketing Seminar on 2 May 2013.

22 Mar 2013 – Mia Sabel is invited to demonstrate saddlery skills by the Heritage Craft Association at the Ideal Home Show in Earls Court, London.

Nov/Dec 2012UK Handmade Christmas Showcase

8 Nov 2012 – SABEL Saddlery is showcased at Holland & Holland in a collaboration with QEST.

Oct 2012 – Bespoke leather commission for a lighting sculpture “Ember” for lighting designer Stuart Haygarth, for the Abu Dhabi Art Fair.

6 Jul 2012 – Mia Sabel has now achieved Qualified Saddler status from the Society of Master Saddlers.

28 Jun 2012 – Mia Sabel was invited to exhibit and demonstrate in the QEST marquee at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

3 Apr 2012 – Mia Sabel has been awarded Finalist in the Specialist Media section of the Craft&Design Selected Awards 2012.

1 Mar 2012 – Mia Sabel was presented to the Queen at Fortnum & Mason for being part of the QEST Crafting Excellence exhibition.

6 Feb 2012 – Launch of the QEST Crafting exhibition at Fortnum & Mason until 29 July.

3 Jan 2012 – Public voting for shortlisting designers for Craft&Design Selected Awards now open until 31 March 2012. Vote now at www.craftmaker.co.uk/miasabel

9 Nov 2011 – Delivered first product for Madame Tussauds... pictures here.

16 Oct 2011 – Bespoke leather commission for a lighting sculpture “Light Load” for lighting designer Stuart Haygarth, appears in Korea for an exhibition.

19 Sept 2011 – SABEL Saddlery will be popping-up at Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors every Saturday (instead of alternating Sats and Suns). This should be easier for customers to remember when we are in the shop.

1 Sept 2011 – Attending first major Fair at Handmade11 in Britain at Chelsea Old Town Hall at the end of October.

24 Jun 2011 – Passed Level 3 Bridle exam and combined with a Level 3 Saddle pass.

7 Jun 2011 – Awarded QEST Craft Scholarship Award at Annual Luncheon for the Royal Warrant Holders Association.


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Bespoke watch straps – new style for your wristwatch from Mia Sabel


Mia Sabel, ‘The New Girls Club’ – The Holborn Issue 6

A Perfect Fit The Robb Report Singapore, Bespoke

Mia Sabel’s bespoke watchstraps prove traditional saddlery is still alive

Classic Driver magazine: Watches

Ettinger + Sabel Watch Roll – FT How To Spend It: Eclectibles

Sabel bespoke watch straps – FT How To Spend It: The Bespokesperson

Meantime: ‘A stitch in time’, QP Magazine

Sabel | Handmade, bespoke watch straps, Nik Speller of Heavy Denim

Sabel Saddlery by Mia Sabel – JohnSmedley.com

‘A Stitch in Time – Bespoke Watch Straps from E17’, eveswatch.com

‘Sabel shows watch strap craft skills to Londoners’, watchpro.com

Mia Sabel, Saddler, Spitalfields Life

Leather by Sabel Saddlery, Caroline Banks blog

Walpole Crafted – Class of 2014, The Luxury Channel

Walpole Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional, Class of 2014

Arts & Crafts & Design magazine

GQ, Style file (product mention)

A tale of #slowfashion #upcycling & @SabelSaddlery: #sustainablefashion and ‘fix, don’t ditch’, HJ Fantaskis blog

Country in the City, Country Living October issue

QEST Summer 2013 Magazine, Marketing Seminar and Skydive

The Royal Standard, The Princess `Royal Class Locomotive Trust

QEST Magazine, Uniting Craftsmen, Morris Satchel (product mention)

E17 designers at the William Morris Gallery, walthamstowfoodies blog

Holland & Holland event on website

Rewardrobe blog, Shopping itinerary for an ethical Christmas

Craft&Design Magazine Makers Gallery, Stirrup Bag (product mention)

V&A website, M250 Briefcase (product mention)

Craft&Design Selected Award winners,

QEST website, Mosimann restoration (production mention)

QEST Summer 2012 magazine, Holland & Holland event

QEST Summer 2012 magazine, Queen visit/Stirrup Bag at F&M

QEST Summer 2012 magazine, Tandem Skydive for charity

QEST Summer 2012 magazine, Royal Saloon restoration

Luxurious Magazine,

New in the Field, The Field Magazine, Stirrup Bag (product mention)

QEST Crafting Excellence flyer, Breakfast Seminar at Fortnums

F&M QEST Crafting Excellence brochure, double page article

Walthamstow Foodies blog

A day at SABEL Saddlery & Leather Design pop-up shop blog

Mia Sabel: Beautiful Leather Goods, Project Lorna blog

Student Profile, Capel Manor media

DownTown event, The Needle Diaries blog

‘Buy yourself something beautiful!’, Forest Focus

‘E17 Designers’, Art East

‘New Scholars’ and ‘QEST at Duke of York Square’, QEST Excel

QEST Feature, Church Buildings

QEST Excel Spring 2011 magazine, Duke of York Square Fair

QEST Excel Spring 2011 magazine, Winning QEST Scholarship

‘Saddler Wins QEST Scholarship’, Craft&Design

‘Design News: for Christmas’, Evening Standard

‘Bringing leathercraft back to life’, Capel Manor Media

E17 Designers Blogspot

‘Dreams of a fresh start’, The Times

‘Riding to the rescue’, The Guardian, Education Supplement p5

Society of Master Saddlers website, winner of SMS Premium award

Sauce Design website, Winner of belt competition



Mia Sabel and our Walthamstow workshop were featured in an online video made by agency VCCP about the new LG G4 leather-backed mobile phone for O2.



Sabel bespoke watch straps

The perfect fit, created by a corporate finance creative director-turned-saddlery specialist

MIa Sabel features in the latest edition of the column The Bespokesperson written by Simon De Burton.