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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.
Two day leather work course - bag making
Platinum AWARD
(63)
Two day leather work course - bag making
Lancashire - Next course on 24th September 2019
£250
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the course having made your very own bag using high quality vegetable tanned leather and metal...
'Bag in a Day' practical leather course
Gold AWARD
(11)
'Bag in a Day' practical leather course
Oxfordshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£145
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory course to start your journey into leatherwork and bag making as you will experience the...
Saddle Stitching with Nigel Armitage
Platinum AWARD
(17)
Saddle Stitching with Nigel Armitage
Staffordshire
£250
During this one to one course a more focused instruction into the traditional Saddle Stitch will be given. Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover all of the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your own pace. During the course you will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques and applications used to achieve the saddle stitch. Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured by the Guild of Master Craftsmen along with being an NVQ A1 Assessor, so can...
Leather craft for beginners and improvers
Silver AWARD
(7)
Leather craft for beginners and improvers
South Yorkshire - Next course on 6th October 2019
£115
This course is suitable for beginners or those wishing to improve their leather craft skills.There is a choice of a card wallet or passport cover to make and a range of beautiful coloured dye to add to your vegetable tanned, full grain leather. You will learn how to: Cut leather from a pattern Prepare for stitching Hand sew leather using saddle stitch Set rivets Use leather dye Use a variety of traditional leatherwork tools This is an intensive one day course, and it is a great introduction to working and...
Leather workshops with Cathy Edwards at Todmorden Yorkshire/Lancashire
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Leather workshops with Cathy Edwards at Todmorden Yorkshire/Lancashire
West Yorkshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£75
Come and enjoy a day of leather working. Make yourself a beautiful apron in butter soft pigskin suede with buffalo nubuck straps and solid brass fittings. Personalize it with a name tag for an extra special present or something luxurious for yourself. Learn strap cutting, pattern making, attaching buckles and finishing in a small, friendly and informal workshop, working with Catherine Edwards a professional and nationally exhibiting leatherworker. The workshop is open to beginners and those with some experience at the Creative with Nature Studio in Todmorden.
Make a leather bag in a day workshop
Gold AWARD
(4)
Make a leather bag in a day workshop
Bristol - Next course on 21st September 2019
£145
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the bags more your own and to emboss the bag with your name or any other...
Stitchless bags workshop - learn how to craft your own leather bag with no stitching
Gold AWARD
(6)
Stitchless bags workshop - learn how to craft your own leather bag with no stitching
Bristol - Next course on 17th October 2019
£85
Make your own small shoulder bag from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of Italian vegetable tanned leather and to emboss it with your name or other words to personalise it. The bags are small shoulder style bags, made from hard vegetable tanned leather and are unlined. You can also make stitchless small leather goods - choose from a simple purse a card holder, a glasses case, a travel pouch,...
Leather sandal making workshop
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Leather sandal making workshop
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...
Leathercraft in Linwood - basic skills class
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Leathercraft in Linwood - basic skills class
Renfrewshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£95
This all day course takes you through the main skills needed to design and make simple leather items. We'll start with a belt or dog collar - cutting out leather, preparing the strap, practise tooling and stamping then design and decorate and staining the belt before making it up. The second part of the day will be spent designing a small bag or purse which we will prepare and decorate before stitching, staining and finishing. This is a chance to learn an exciting new skill! Many of our students have...
Beginners introduction to leathercraft - 3 days  leather bag
Beginners introduction to leathercraft - 3 days leather bag
Online & North Yorkshire - Next course on 19th September 2019
£350
During this 3-day hands on 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 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 continue...

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