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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.
1-1 Beginner Bridle Making
1-1 Beginner Bridle Making
Powys
£1049
On this 5 day 1-1 bridle making course you will learn how to make a basic snaffle bridle complete with laced reins. The course will cover leather selection, measuring, cutting, hand stitching and finishing touches to make your leatherwork stand out from the rest. You do not need any previous experience to complete this course. Bridles can be made in pony, cob or full sizes. Once you have brought your day we will arrange your training day on a date to suit you. This course can be run to suit...
1-1 Training Day
1-1 Training Day
Powys
£200
On a 1-1 training day we can cover whatever you would like! Whether you be completely new to leatherwork or would like to polish up your skills we can cover a variety of areas on this 1 day course. For complete beginners we will learn how to select, prepare and hand stitch in the morning and then complete a small project in the afternoon, this could be a card holder, passport or notebook cover. For more advanced crafters we can create belts, dog collars, wallets and more! Once you have...
A Learn Bookbinding Workshop: Leather Midori-Style Traveller's Notebooks
Bronze AWARD
A Learn Bookbinding Workshop: Leather Midori-Style Traveller's Notebooks
Devon
£70
In recent years Midori Traveller’s Notebooks have reached a cult status among the analogue notekeepers, bullet journalers and stationary lovers of this world and its not hard to understand why. Of all the books I make, my traveller’s journal is my favourite. It is the perfect balance of form and function. In this one-day, no-glue workshop you will make your own full-size traveller’s notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour of your choosing and a selection of saddle stitched notebook inserts to suit your own...
Baby moccasin making day class
Baby moccasin making day class
Cornwall - Next course on 21st September 2019
£65
Join Rose for a one day workshop learning how to make baby moccasins from a variety of leathers and sheepskin colours. You’ll learn how to cut and prepare leathers from card patterns, and stitch using hand tools and sewing machine. Open to all levels, this class is a great introduction to working with the softer leathers available for moccasin making. Sizes are available from newborn - 4 years old. Or if you would like - bring along a drawing of your babies foot to make sure you choose the right...
Beginners 3-day handbag making course
Beginners 3-day handbag making course
Greater London - Next course on 29th August 2019
£320
During this 3-day intensive course you get to choose a leather handbag that you wish to make from a selection of patterns. You will learn how to cut the leather from a pattern, hand-stitch the bag and to finish all the leather edges. You will also get to choose from a selection of vegetable tanned leather and the hardware & embellishments you wish to use. This class is perfect for beginners. You will learn all the basics and get an understanding of what tools & materials you will need to...
Beginners introduction to leathercraft - 2 days  leather bag
Beginners introduction to leathercraft - 2 days leather bag
Online & North Yorkshire - Next course on 29th August 2019
£250
On this introductory leatherwork craft online course I will tell you where to get the tools and the leather, alternatively I can send out a leather template to you which is precut but not punched. There will be a small charge if this is how you would like to do this. Alternatively, I will send out the paper template and you can cut and punch the holes as required. This can be completed in one day or over 10 hours in 2 hour sessions if this is easier for you....
Bookbinding - make a soft leather sketchbook / notebook with Janina Maher at the Henley School of Art
Gold AWARD
Bookbinding - make a soft leather sketchbook / notebook with Janina Maher at the Henley School of Art
Oxfordshire - Next course on 1st September 2019
£70
Learn how to make 2 styles of soft leather cover books, including a cute little book with ribbon closure, and a traveller’s style notebook with removable inserts. Course Details: For the ribbon close book we will first prepare the inside pages of the book and will cut the leather to size. There will be a demonstration of laminating the inside of the leather with a decorative paper. We will then make the holes for sewing and will sew the pages into the cover using a simple exposed stitch book binding...
Bookbinding and conservation, optional leather masterclass - 3 day workshop
Bookbinding and conservation, optional leather masterclass - 3 day workshop
Moray - Next course on 1st November 2019
£245
Bookbinding from scratch is suitable for beginners, but will also include more challenging book structures for any with previous bookbinding experience. Any special projects in mind? Laura West (Isle of Skye Bindery) is happy to guide you in using the correct structure to 'make it happen.' Book Repair is also taught, with new materials and techniques to be explored. Both Laura and her assistant will be on hand to help you in restoring and stabilising your favourite books. Laura is also running a Leather Masterclass - this a prerequisite for...
Carved Leather Belt Workshop
Carved Leather Belt Workshop
County Durham
£75
A unique opportunity with plenty of support and encouragement to help you make your very own leather belt. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and is designed to teach you the basics of traditional leather work and give you a basic introduction to leather carving. You will learn how to cut, carve, bevel, burnish, dye and saddle stitch and at the end of the day you will take home your very own hand carved leather belt.
Corset-making masterclass
Gold AWARD
Corset-making masterclass
North Somerset - Next course on 7th September 2019
£190
Corset Making masterclass. The ultimate opportunity to create a soft leather corset or waspie with silk lining and waist tapes. Sewing experience essential. Using the softest hyde or a fabric of your choice you will be provided with my own unique pattern that we will tailor to fit for comfort and maximum waist reduction. You can opt to create a full overbust corset or underbust cincher. All material will be provided subject to a fee payable on the day with exception of your leather or other suitable fabric of which...

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