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Leather work courses

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.

£70
Herefordshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
On this half day course you will make your own unlined simple clutch bag or Ipad case to take home with you. Ideal for beginners, with no previous experience required, or the perfect next stage from one of our 2 hour taster courses. You will be taught the basics of leather work and how to cut and prepare leather. You will have a choose of different pre prepared patterns so can choose the design and...
£70
Surrey
Leatherwork taster course - half day leather accessory making workshop From my studio in the Surrey countryside, come and have a crafty morning or afternoon making up to 3 leather accessories including a case or purse (card/phone/glasses), tassel or two tone keyring and item of jewellery (bracelet/earrings) or a luggage tag. This course is perfect for beginner leatherworkers and will provide you with some of the basic skills and knowledge to go away and continue...
£250
Staffordshire
During this one to one course a basic introduction to leather work is given, during which we will examine the tools, materials and process of making items from leather. In this course we will touch on Design, Measuring, Cutting, Marking & Stitching and examples of different styles. Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover of all the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your...
£65
Aberdeenshire
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...
£325
Devon - Next course on 23rd March 2019
One Day Workshops Maximum of 5 students on each workshop. What Can I Make? This fun workshop is suitable for complete beginners and gives all the support, tuition and materials you need to make your very own pair of simple shoes or sandals from our range. Sole For unique style and total comfort, you will use a natural crepe sole (either Traditional Crepe soles - flat with a low heel, or a Crepe Wedge). We...
£230
Herefordshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
This course is suitable for beginners but is also a great follow up for students who have already attended our half day or one day beginner’s course, who should expect to be able to make a more complex product than complete beginners The course will begin with students learning the basic leather skills (or refreshing your memory of them) by firstly making a small card case or coin purse on the first morning. You will...
£275
Staffordshire
This is a more complex course and a higher level of skill will be expected before undertaking this course. You will need to be able to proficiently measure and cut leather along with having a reasonable command of the Saddle Stitch. If making a box, you will learn how to measure and cut accurately, cut mitres to create a mite joint and of course, box stitch. If making a tub, you will learn to measure...
£160
Aberdeenshire
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...
£85
Shropshire - Next course on 5th April 2019
Join me to make a soft leather bag in a choice of colours - choose your colour when you book. The bag is fully lined with an interior pocket. Your tutor is Lizzie. Lizzie has been making soft leather handbags and travel bags for many years and will enjoy teaching new skills to you. You will be able to make a leather flower to embellish your bag if you want!!
£35
County Durham
This half day course will introduce you to the principles of Stamping, Embossing, Wet-Moulding and Dying Leather through the making of your own hand dyed leather Keyring, Bookmark (or Hair Barrette) and Wet-Moulded Leather Bowl. A Hands On course during which you will learn how to stamp, emboss, wet-mould & dye veg tan leather to make three separate items. Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.)...