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117 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 7th 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 8th September 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 work workshop - Worcestershire
Bronze AWARD
Leather work workshop - Worcestershire
Worcestershire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£85
Hand-crafted and well-loved leather accessories are treasures of great beauty. Imagine being able to create your own? Join us for this wonderful introduction to the world of leather work. Your tutor, who specialises in creating hand-stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials, will inspire and guide. During your day you will make two beautiful items; a belt and a simple coin purse. You will learn how to; dye and prepare leather, hand stitch using the two needle saddlery method, fit buckles and other fastenings, edge and finish the...
One day leather work course - small leather goods
Platinum AWARD
(62)
One day leather work course - small leather goods
Lancashire - Next course on 20th August 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
Platinum AWARD
(30)
Make your very own crossbody/messenger bag
Greater London - Next course on 7th September 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...

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