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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.
Leatherwork Weekend Taster Course
Platinum AWARD
(5)
Leatherwork Weekend Taster Course
Pembrokeshire
£330
This leatherwork weekend taster workshop is for those interested in learning the skills of a traditional leatherworker. Perfect for beginners, the leatherwork ‘ Weekend Taster’ gives you the opportunity to try your hand at many of the essential leatherworkers’ tools while developing skills that are part of everyday tasks in the workshop – you will then have the opportunity to put those skills into practice by making one, or two small hand-stitched leather items to take home. You may choose to make a beginners project such as a leather belt,...
Leather craft - returners follow on course
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Leather craft - returners follow on course
Somerset
£280
Follow on course Suitable for students who have completed the "An Introduction to Leather Work Course" or similar. In this course the emphasis is on you. During the Introduction to Leather Work Course you will remember that on the Sunday we did some basic pattern cutting and worked on your designs that you had prepared and thought about before hand!!!!! Hmmmm.... Well, in this course you will already have all the techniques (even if we need a refresher for the odd thing) and will have definitely designed the item(s) you...
Antiquarian book repair day
Silver AWARD
(1)
Antiquarian book repair day
Somerset
£100
Immerse yourself in a day of creative work, learn valuable book repair skills and bring along some of your music cds to play while we work! Learn how to repair antiquarian books using traditional conservation methods. You can rebind old books in leather or cloth. This is an opportunity to acquire the skills to transform your bookshelves and learn a few useful conservation techniques so you can take care of your most treasured books. I work 6 days a week at the studio as a conservation bookbinder. I'm flexible about...
Bark tanning Rabbit Fur and Fish Skins
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Bark tanning Rabbit Fur and Fish Skins
Devon
£170
Using the tannin found in tree bark we’ll tan fish and rabbit skins. Rabbits on Saturday and fish on Sunday. Learn about the tanning process and softening with oils. Then take home a soft rabbit fur and a strong bark tanned fish skin. Over this weekend we will cover the principles of bark tanning. The course includes how and when to gather bark and how to make tanning solutions. How to prepare your skins, and finally oiling and softening. There will be a whole day devoted to tanning rabbits, and...
Bespoke leather sandal making
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Bespoke leather sandal making
Cardiff
£125
Join us in my new studio upstairs in Oriel Makers, Cardiff for this introduction to designing and making your own bespoke leather sandals. Using basic tools, you will be walked through the steps to creating a pair of well fitted shoes that you can be proud of. The best thing about this workshop is that you will leave with all the skills necessary for making sandals again at home using easily accessible tools and equipment. Nia will be bringing a few key designs along to the workshop which you will...
Leather dog collar and lead workshop
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Leather dog collar and lead workshop
Essex - Next course on 20th October 2019
£75
Course information This is a brilliant class for beginners and even advance 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. Times - 10am til 5pm (Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the course fee). The course syllabus You will learn to identify different types of leather from chrome tanned to vegetable tanned ,you will gain a understanding...
Making a Handmade Leather Wallet with Nigel Armitage
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Making a Handmade Leather Wallet with Nigel Armitage
Staffordshire
£250
During this course you will Measure, Cut, Prepare, Stitch & Finish a basic Bi-Fold Wallet much like the one found in the video on Armitage Leather YouTube channel. You will have the finished item to take with you as well as the instruction pack & a pattern-set in the leather of your choice to practise in your own time. The wallet design can be changed but please be aware that there may not be enough time to complete a more complex design in the given time. You will learn and...
Carry all/Tote bag short course
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Carry all/Tote bag short course
West Midlands - Next course on 7th September 2019
£145
Come and make a machine sewn leather carry-all/tote bag, perfect for carrying your day to day essentials such as your makeup bag, purse, phone, books etc. 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 the day and will sew your bag on your own sewing machine. You will...
Leather possibles pouch workshop
Gold AWARD
(1)
Leather possibles pouch workshop
County Durham - Next course on 19th October 2019
£70
By the end of the day, participants will leave with their own, handcrafted leather possibles pouch. Along the way, you will learn various skills such as stitching, riveting and cutting leather. There will also be the opportunity to dye and finish the leather and add decoration to make each pouch personal to its creator. Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.) please bring a suitable apron.
Make a leather wallet at the Wolfram Lohr Hove Studio
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Make a leather wallet at the Wolfram Lohr Hove Studio
East Sussex - Next course on 6th September 2019
£125
Make a wallet in a day Make a wallet of your choice in just one day. Choose from our library of handmade wallet samples and from our range of high quality vegetable tanned leathers to make your very own handmade leather wallet to take home and cherish. This course will suit all abilities. Learn how to: • Assess your leather for the job intended • Make a pattern for your design • Choose tools and work out steps needed to complete your wallet • Colour and stitching combinations and what...

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