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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.
2-Day Leather Bag Making Course
Gold AWARD
(5)
2-Day Leather Bag Making Course
West Sussex
£220
This is one of our most popular courses; a great introduction to making a professional leather bag. On this two-day course you will be walked through basic construction techniques required to make a leather bag from scratch. On the first day you get to choose from 6 different bag shapes: 2 variants of each style (2 types of Hobo, 2 sizes of satchel, a tote/shopper, or a backpack). We have pre-prepared Rebecca-Jane patterns for you to use & keep, so you don’t have to worry about any complicated pattern cutting...
Hand-stitched leather tote, satchel or messenger bag course
Platinum AWARD
(41)
Hand-stitched leather tote, satchel or messenger bag course
Pembrokeshire
£330
Make a hand-stitched leather tote, messenger or satchel for ladies and gents. This popular course has been featured in 'The Guardian', 'The Week' and 'The Lady' magazine. Get in touch to book your place! A two day course which teaches you how to make your own beautiful leather tote, messenger or satchel. A completely 'hands on' course with plenty of support and encouragement as you construct your hand-made leather bag working from one of our pre-cut patterns - so not too much maths necessary for you to enjoy this course!...
Introduction to Leatherwork with Nigel Armitage
Platinum AWARD
(15)
Introduction to Leatherwork with Nigel Armitage
Staffordshire
£250
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 own pace. Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured by the Guild of Master Craftsmen...
Leather travel journal workshop
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Leather travel journal workshop
West Sussex
£80
This one-day workshop is fun, friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather travel journals, similar to the Midori journals. Each journal contains notebooks which are held in place with elastic cord and can be replaced when full. The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. You will start in the morning by making three notebooks to fit a passport size leather travel journal with a wraparound cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning more techniques and constructing...
Two day leather practical skills workshop
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Two day leather practical skills workshop
Greater London - Next course on 30th August 2019
£320
Are you thinking of starting your own small leather goods business, or just starting out as a hobby and happy to see where your new skills lead you? Our Two day practical skills workshop is aimed at beginners interested in gaining a good understanding of the leather working skills & techniques used in making a variety of small leather goods. We do have some flexibility on the dates, so do email us if you don't see dates you can attend. The workshop will run once booked and will only have...
Half day: 3 Leather Accessories
Platinum AWARD
(19)
Half day: 3 Leather Accessories
Surrey
£70
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 working with leather on your own. This makes the perfect activity for a birthday, hen...
Box or Tub Making
Platinum AWARD
(5)
Box or Tub Making
Staffordshire
£275
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 and cut accurately, cut circles and learn to box stitch creating the ends of the...
Half day leather accessories workshop
Gold AWARD
(6)
Half day leather accessories workshop
London
£70
Enjoy a half a day making three or four leather accessories of your choice. Choose from a variety of things such as: a coin purse with a press fastener, card holder, felt lined trinket tray, case or purse for your cards or glasses or mobile phone, tassel, key ring, item of jewellery (bracelets) or luggage tag. This fun workshop is suitable for beginners and you will get all the support, materials and patterns you need to make your own small accessories. Walk away with basic skills and knowledge of leather...
3.5 hour Leather Clutch Bag taster course
Gold AWARD
(4)
3.5 hour Leather Clutch Bag taster course
West Sussex
£60
Our short courses are a lovely way to try your hand at bag making using a machine. When you arrive, there’ll be a paper bag full of goodies waiting for you with all the components for your clutch bag, all cut and ready to be assembled. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and a camera for pics. This course runs from 10.30am-2:30pm (including ½ hour lunch) or 1.30pm-5pm. You have the choice of either black or tan brown leather for your clutch bag and you can choose...
Shoemaking Workshop ~ Make Leather or Vegan Shoes
Gold AWARD
(20)
Shoemaking Workshop ~ Make Leather or Vegan Shoes
Devon
£325
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 will be doing the soling after lasting overnight and posted to you when complete. (Postage...

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