Head Designer and Creative Director
Margaret has always had a flair for the dramatic – dramatic arts, that is.
Margaret Hubley is the creative force behind Hubley Leatherworks, a boot and shoemaker specializing in meeting the footwear and leather goods needs of the highly demanding film, television, and live theatre industries.
Over the last three decades, Hubley Leatherworks leather goods have appeared in countless film, theatre and television productions. As the Hubley Leatherworks Bootmaker, Margaret has honed her leather-crafting and cobbling skills. She is able to translate the visions of props directors and costume designers into functional pieces that withstand the rigors of live dance performances or display the exacting detail required for close-up still shots. As a seasoned professional with a dedicated workshop, she is able to meet tight deadlines.
Margaret began her career at Neptune Theatre in Halifax followed by a decade-long career at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival where she received an apprentice award and a Dora Mavor Moore award. As the Head of the Boots, Shoes and Leatherworks Department at the Stratford Festival, she oversaw the production of all footwear, weaponry, and specialty leather work for the productions set in variety of historical periods.
Margaret returned to Nova Scotia to launch a freelance career, fulfilling contracts with the Charlottetown Festival, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Banff Centre, Halifax Citadel Hill National Historic Site, and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. She has created footwear and leather accessories for a number of period and contemporary film and television productions.
Margaret recently moved to Ottawa to begin a new chapter in her personal life. She is looking forward to setting up her workshop in early 2018.
Margaret is a member of the Motion Picture Studio Production Technicians (I.A.T.S.E. Local 849).