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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.
One day leather work course - small leather goods
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One day leather work course - small leather goods
Lancashire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£140
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. Our one day leather course focuses on making premium small leather goods, such as wallets, notebook holders, card holders and passport holders. The course is designed to teach you all the core basics of traditional leatherwork, including marking and cutting out leather, preparing the leather for hand stitching, saddle stitching by hand, skiving, bevelling and burnishing. At the end of the day you will have made your very own small leather good by...
Make your very own crossbody/messenger bag
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Make your very own crossbody/messenger bag
Greater London - Next course on 5th October 2019
£195
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own crossbody bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers. On our workshops we don't operate with pre-cut bag templates, but we do have suggested largest sizes for each style of bag and this is solely to ensure you will have enough time on your workshop day to actually complete all the preparation, saddle stitching and bag straps. Approx dimensions are 32cms wide x 23cms tall to fit an A4...
Full Day Leather Craft Workshop
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Full Day Leather Craft Workshop
Surrey
£130
One day leatherwork course in Surrey. Enjoy a day learning to make 3 or 4 leather products of your choice. Choose from a variety of things including a leather bound sketchbook, lined purse with a metal zip, coin purse with a press fastener or felt lined trinket tray. As with the half day course, this is perfect for beginners and will provide you with some of the basic skills and knowledge to go away and continue working with leather on your own. If you have a specific project or products...
Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
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Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
West Sussex - Next course on 1st October 2019
£80
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You will make two journals from upcycled or new leather using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. You will start in the morning by making a small A6 book with a wraparound leather cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning more advanced techniques and constructing a larger and more complex leather journal....
Introduction to leather craft
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Introduction to leather craft
Somerset - Next course on 12th October 2019
£280
Two day Introduction to Leather Craft As seen on Ch 4's "I Made This" and BBC's "Countryfile". Workshops sell out fast so please book early. See our website for workshop space availability and then contact us to book your place. This course will introduce students to the basic skills used in leather work. Students with little or no experience will be taught basic skills by making two small items in leather. The projects will cover skills such as cutting and stitching leather. The course is designed to equip you with...
Two day leather work course - bag making
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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...
Make your very own hand stitched leather belt
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Make your very own hand stitched leather belt
UK - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£85
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own hand stitched leather belt. Or for a different look, if you'd rather not stitch, you can choose on the day to make a snap closure belt and choose 2 buckles that can easily be swapped over in seconds, two belts in one! Having worked in the industry for over ten years..... Our workshops are brand new to London and started in November 2017. All are geared for people with some...
Make your very own Tote bag
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Make your very own Tote bag
Greater London - Next course on 21st September 2019
£155
Our Leather Craft Workshop days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own classic Tote bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers. For our Tote bag workshop we're also adding a growing colour range of suede leathers in a good weight so your bag can remain unlined so you get a great look and feel on the inside and out. On our workshops we don't operate with pre-cut bag templates, but we do have suggested largest sizes for each style of...
Beginners introductory pyrography course in Lincolnshire
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Beginners introductory pyrography course in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£80
Ideal for the beginner, this one day course is six hours in duration and aimed at adults aged sixteen years and over. It provides a full introduction to pyrography - "the art of designing with fire" which involves using a heated implement to burn designs on natural materials such as wood and leather. Artistic ability is not a requirement to get the most from this course as a choice of designs and resources are made available throughout. Designed to be informative as well as practical, the day commences with a...
One Day Leather Bag Making Workshop
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One Day Leather Bag Making Workshop
Surrey
£150
Come along and make a complete leather bag in one day! On the course you will learn about different types of leather and how to select the right type for the right type of bag. Choose from either a tote bag or fold over clutch bag design. You will also learn how to insert a lining, create an internal, zipped pocket as well as how to make and attach handles.  If time allows, you may also emboss your initials onto the bag for that personal touch! Please contact me when...

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