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114 leather work workshops found

Leather work and leather-craft courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Leather improves with age, which is why crafting something out of leather is extremely satisfying. Not only can you make something stylish, but it will have a durability that means you can enjoy it for years to come. Leather craft involves cutting, sewing (often hand stitching), dyeing, lining, punching holes and generally fashioning your piece of hide into bags, belts, shoes, saddles, waistcoats, chaps, book covers and anything else you want to learn how to make. Leather workers are quite a rare find these days; leather work teachers even more so. The leather courses on these pages below cover skills such as leather bag, shoe and belt making, upholstery, leather dyeing, carving, embossing and stamping. Browse leatherwork courses across the UK.
Leather Accessories Short Course 2 - Morley College - 6 weeks on campus
Leather Accessories Short Course 2 - Morley College - 6 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 24th February 2020
£180
This course is the second of two accessories short courses, designed for students who are interested in working with heavy leathers and combining different weights of skins. Doing this requires hand stitching and traditional approaches that have been practised around the world for 100's of years. Dealing with this challenging natural mediums requires problem solving and creative thinking. We will learn about different types of skins and their character, you will then design a simple pattern for a bag and buy materials and trimmings of your choice. You may also...
Leather belt workshop
Bronze AWARD
Leather belt workshop
Essex - Next course on 12th October 2019
£55
Introductory course for people with little or no previous experience. There are only 6 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. The course syllabus: You will learn to identify different types of leather from chrome tanned to vegetable tanned, you will gain a understanding of their qualities, and what type of leather suits each product. Learn to maintain hand tools. Cut out leather using a pre-made pattern. Learn to hand stitch with confidence. Finish edges including beveling & burnishing of vegetable tanned leather. Choice of different colour leather. Please...
Leather carving course
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Leather carving course
South Yorkshire - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£140
This full day leather carving course for beginners and improvers will give you the key skills necessary to create your own carving from the beginning. Leather carving or tooling is an ancient skill that has been passed down through the ages. You can learn to make beautiful and useful leather items with exquisite and original carvings. Wonderful for yourself, gifts or even starting your own business! Our 1-day workshop will lead you through all the stages of this lovely craft, from what leather to buy, through carving, tooling and colouring...
Leather journals
Bronze AWARD
Leather journals
Cardiff - Next course on 14th October 2019
£25
These stylish books allow for a variety of inserts depending on your note taking/travel journaling needs. They also make a great gift for those friends who are impossible to buy for ;-) You will use real leather to create the cover (leatherette is also available if you’d prefer). There will be a wide selection of inner diaries, sketch, lined, grid paper and business card & document wallets for you to choose from. The design is fully up to your needs but options include – letter stamping, decorative beads, charms &...
Leather pouch workshop
Bronze AWARD
Leather pouch workshop
West Midlands - Next course on 21st September 2019
£60
Come and make a machine sewn leather pouch, perfect for storing a variety of bits and pieces such as phone, cash, makeup or can be used as a clutch bag. You have the option to make a detachable wrist strap. There will be a small selection of coloured leathers to choose from. You will be shown how to use leather making tools and equipment safely and to machine sew leather. The workshop is suitable for adults – beginners or improvers. You will be provided with an apron to wear during...
Leather tassel keyring & coin purse
Leather tassel keyring & coin purse
North Yorkshire
£25
Learn to make a leather tassel keyring and hand stitched coin or card purse, in this friendly beginners workshop. Using a selection of leather, which is surplus from the upholstery and clothing industry, I will show you how to apply a pattern/template, cut leather, glue, attach hardware, make stitch holes and sew leather, using traditional hand stitching techniques. The workshop lasts for 2 hours and you will make a leather tassel keyring and a coin purse. The workshop is relaxed and informal.
Leather Techniques for beginners at Morley College London
Leather Techniques for beginners at Morley College London
Greater London - Next course on 28th September 2019
£165
This course will introduce you to the specialist techniques required for sewing leather and suede, for making either accessories or fashion garments. During the course you will use a 2 thread domestic machine and explore different stitching, use interfacing, attach zippers and other hardware, quilting with wadding, correct use of glue and knife techniques. You will also be introduced to traditional hand techniques when working with heavy skins such as using thonging, edge kote and saddle stitching. By the end of the course you will be able to to use...
Leather Tote bag workshop 1 day
Bronze AWARD
Leather Tote bag workshop 1 day
Essex - Next course on 15th September 2019
£190
This is a brilliant class for beginners and even advanced leather workers. All materials are included and there is a choice of leathers to choice from. There are only 4 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools is provided for each student to use. The course syllabus: You will learn to identify different types of leather from chrome tanned to vegetable tanned. You will gain a understanding of their qualities, and what leather works for different items. In this class you will learn how to:...
Leatherwork Class
Leatherwork Class
West Yorkshire
£25
Weekly Leather Work Day Class - An amazing variety of ongoing leatherwork projects. Using luxury leather in a variety of colours, with solid brass or chrome fittings. Make your own Satchel, Journal cover, Dog Collar, Backpack etc. Small, friendly, and supervised individually by Catherine, this workshop is a great way to introduce yourself to working with leather. Covering a range of techniques and skills, with tools and materials provided. Brilliant as a gift for the creative in your life, or as a productive and stimulating Day class for yourself! Get...
Make a Fabric and Leather Messenger Bag - Morley College
Make a Fabric and Leather Messenger Bag - Morley College
Greater London - Next course on 29th February 2020
£195
Ideal for beginners to the subject, learn the basic construction methods required to produce a finished messenger bag in a unisex design. Learn how to combine leather with fabric and gain skills that can be used to develop your own pieces. Working with a provided pattern, you will make a lined bag in soft leather and heavy solid coloured fabric with a zip closure and an across the body Webbing strap with a slider. No previous experience in bag making or leatherwork is required but sewing machine skills are essential....

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