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Bag making courses, workshops and classes. Learn how to craft your own bespoke tote, satchel, rucksack, messenger or hand bag!

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Next course on 21st February 2017
Make a hand-stitched leather tote, messenger or satchel for ladies and gents. This popular course has been featured in 'The Guardian', 'The Week' and 'The Lady' magazine. Get in touch to book your place! A two day course which teaches you how to make your own beautiful leather tote, messenger or satchel. A completely 'hands on' course with plenty of support and encouragement as you construct your hand-made leather bag working from one of our...
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Next course on 28th January 2017
As featured in The Guardian, 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...
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Next course on 22nd April 2017
Support the Earth by screen-printing your own reusable tote bag. We begin with a quick introduction to screen printing and chat about what makes a good design before creating our images. You will leave with … two tote bags printed with your unique one colour design. Additional bags will be available to purchase on the day (cash only). You will be supplied with two cotton tote bags, but please feel free to bring along additional...
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Next course on 28th July 2017
A rare opportunity to learn how to wet-mould vegetable tanned leather and create a bespoke moulded leather bag or rucksack. This three day intermediate level and exploratory course is equally suitable for men or women and teaches the basic skills required to create moulded leather goods. This is a very practical, hands-on course focusing on wet-moulding and hand stitching vegetable tanned leather. During the course you will make two hand-made moulded products; the first will...
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Next course on 21st January 2017
This brand new Leather Satchel Course will teach you how to prepare, make and hand stitch a vegetable tanned, leather satchel in just two days! Similar in style to the traditional school satchel you’ll make a lightweight leather bag which is designed to carry your tablet as well as other essentials. You will be working from a choice of pre-prepared patterns including a rucksack and while you are here, you will learn how to cut...
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Come along for two full days of making a leather bag. 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 a selection of ready made bag templates, or make/adapt your own. You will also learn how to create a patch pocket and insert a zip. Then finally, how to attach handles to create a one-of-a-kind professionally finished bag....
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Design and make your very own felt bag. It may be a handbag or iPad case - or something else - you decide. Aimed at the beginner, you'll find felting a wonderfully versatile craft and a fascinating process. With plenty of materials to hand you'll be able to let your imagination run free. Over the day you'll learn the techniques of both wet and needle felting - and leave ready to embark on your next...
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Next course on 8th July 2017
Make a unique and beautiful felt bag - one day workshop Discover felt making! This workshop will give you a taste of the art of felt making. You will learn different techniques of wet felting, using Merino wools, exploring techniques such as flat felt making, making felt balls and ropes and using silks and yarns to add embellishments to the felt. You'll make a felt bag to take home. This course is suitable for beginners...
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All leather courses are run from our spacious workshop based in a converted 1850’s school, what better place to learn a new skill? Group courses have a maximum of 5 students so each person receives plenty of individual tuition.. All courses are run by Sarah Williams, who has experience of working in the leather goods industry as a designer and sample maker and now runs small leather goods label Williams Handmade as well as teaching...
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Next course on 17th June 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. Make a Marvellous Messenger bag with Emma Redfern 9.30am -4.30pm A large, fully lined cross body bag with a piped flap closure. Participants will need a metre of both outer fabric (heavy weight, curtain fabric is good, heavy linen) and lining fabric (quilt weight cotton or cotton lawn) For contrasting piping a fat quarter of a contrasting fabric is needed, otherwise...