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115 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.
Two Day Leather Bag Making Workshop
Platinum AWARD
(17)
Two Day Leather Bag Making Workshop
Surrey
£215
Come along for two full days of making a beautiful leather bag. On the course you will learn about different types of leather and how to select the right type for the right type of bag. Choose from a selection of ready made bag templates, or make/adapt your own. You will also learn how to create a patch pocket and insert a zip. Then finally, how to attach handles to create a one-of-a-kind professionally finished bag. 1 person: £215, 2 people: £200 each when booked together Maximum 2 people at...
1 Day Leather Tote Bag Making Course
Gold AWARD
(7)
1 Day Leather Tote Bag Making Course
West Sussex
£139
A great opportunity to make a leather tote bag from scratch using one of our Rebecca-Jane patterns. We’ll walk you through how to use the pattern and the steps to creating your very own leather tote. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project. You have the choice of either black or tan brown leather for your tote and we have a selection of different colour canvas linings along with silver, antique brass and gold components to choose from....
Glove making workshop
Gold AWARD
(10)
Glove making workshop
Greater London - Next course on 17th November 2019
£395
This course provides a great opportunity to learn the difficult techniques and processes of glove making. Learn to stitch a glove. You will get the glove already cut and prepared to stitch and finish. You will be able to design the glove as you required. This course is popular in UK and abroad as well. We had many local and international students travel to UK specially to participate in this course. Starting from selecting leather, stretching, cutting to final finishing, you will learn the whole process of glove making, including...
Hide camp - deer skin into buckskin
Gold AWARD
(15)
Hide camp - deer skin into buckskin
Powys
£300
This is a detailed course in brain tanning. We will be beginning with a raw deer skin, and you’ll take home a soft, wearable, brain tanned buckskin. During this 4 day course we’ll go through every step of the process in detail so that you can take this skill home with you along with your buckskin (scraping, dressing, softening and smoking). The focus will be on finishing a whole hide each. Buckskin is a very special material, soft enough to use as clothing; it has been used across many cultures...
Introduction to leatherwork – belt making workshop
Gold AWARD
(14)
Introduction to leatherwork – belt making workshop
County Durham - Next course on 12th October 2019
£70
Join Clive & Wendy Elsdon of Evancliffe Leathercraft in this Introduction to Leatherwork Course. This one day course will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork through the making of your own hand stitched, hand dyed, leather belt. A hands on course during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and dye vegetable tanned leather to make a belt. You will then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle stitch. The course will also show you how to burnish the edges of the...
A General Leatherwork Skill Day
Platinum AWARD
(11)
A General Leatherwork Skill Day
Staffordshire
£250
Sometimes what you want to learn is not listed in a specific course. Think of this as an 'All Skills Session', an opportunity to look at a specific area or item you need to work on. This can include such things as: Inlays, Overlays, Piping, Rolled Edges, Handles, Padding, Lining, Gussets, Design, Pattern Making, Plaiting, Whip Making, Quirts, Sheaths, Welts, Straps, Pouches, Hinges, Closures and the list goes on. If you have an area you would like look at in detail, get in touch and let's discuss it. Each session...
Custom Leather Working Course.
Platinum AWARD
(8)
Custom Leather Working Course.
Staffordshire
£250
Here, you choose the content of the course. Sometimes, what you want is just not listed so you can let me know what it is you would like to work on. Often this is where a student has a specific project or design they would like to develop and work on. In the past students have chosen: design, pattern making, product development or product specific skills. Each session is tailored to you, your level of skill and what you need to learn. This is listed as a 1 day course,...
One day leather saddle bag group workshop
Gold AWARD
(16)
One day leather saddle bag group workshop
Herefordshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£120
This course is suitable for beginners but it is also a great follow up for students who have already attended one of our shorter courses. The course will begin with students learning the basic leather skills (or refreshing your memory of them) by firstly learning and practicing how to hand stitch leather. You will learn marking out, choosing appropriate leather, hand saddle stitching and raw edge finishing. Following this everyone will make one small unlined saddle bag each. You will work from a prepared pattern so everyone's bags will be...
Leatherwork - An introduction - a key skills course.
Gold AWARD
(10)
Leatherwork - An introduction - a key skills course.
Gloucestershire
£225
An intensive one day immersion in theory and core/key skills - Compared with a group course or a themed single project course, this 1-2-1 Introduction to Leatherwork Course is far more focused, gives greater understanding and covers skills not possible in a group or when time is constrained to complete a particular single project. I have run 2 day courses for many years but have increasingly found that additional days are best left for a while so that the key skills can be consolidated before moving on to say bag...
Leather Lined/Embellished Belt or Dog Collar Workshop
Gold AWARD
(6)
Leather Lined/Embellished Belt or Dog Collar Workshop
Aberdeenshire
£120
Come and experience the absorbing and tactile world of Leather-work. Using traditional skills and techniques you will create your own unique item taking it from raw material to finished piece. Tuition is delivered by Master Saddler and Leather Artisan Karen Ellis at her workshop in rural Aberdeenshire. Workshops are run in small groups of around four, which allows for lots of individual attention, while providing a chance for shared inspiration and encouragement and a great creative vibe! Suitable for beginners who would like an insight into the world of leather-working...

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