Meet the Maker
Hi Friends! I’m Mitzie. My husband says that my creative side rides on the edge of crazy...but he says it with respect and affection. I make for the love of design, challenge and accomplishment. I have been described as a hyper-active, never idle, joyful realist, and I guess, I won’t argue with that.
I spent a decade as a potter making pieces and teaching around the southeastern United States. I loved the craft, functionality and tradition of the medium, but after a diagnosis of Tarlov Cyst Disorder, I was forced to sell my studio and find other creative outlets. In July of 2016, I started quilting and built a successful hobby quilt pattern design business called Jittery Wings Quilt Co. (where I continue to sell quilt patterns).
During this time, I learned to design and make bags from woven fabrics. These bags were made of lovely printed high-quality fabrics and useful for the modern lifestyle, but with everyday use, the fabric bags quickly began to show wear and stress. It was heart breaking to put so much time into something I knew wouldn’t last. I went in search of an alternative and on January 1st of 2020, I founded Rindleshire Leather Co with 3 simple bag designs.
By March 1, 2020, I was committed to using only the best materials and hand stitching every seam with the goal of creating the highest quality, most sustainable products possible. Today, Rindleshire is an online presence creating heirloom quality leather goods.