Traditional Leather Workshop (small leather goods)



About the Workshop The small goods leather craft workshop is the perfect introduction to making traditional leather goods as well as fashion accessories. This workshop will provide you with the core skills to make leather products and the foundations for progressing to making more advanced pieces. In this practical and hands-on course, you will learn how to make your choice of leather goods using only traditional handcrafting techniques. Choose from card holders, coin wallets, belts, key lanyards, key chains or purses - all made from vegetable tanned leather. With a maximum of 1-3 students per course, everyone receives attentive tuition. A set of tools are provided along with choice from a range of leathers, metal fittings and other materials needed. Patterns and workshop notes are provided for this specialist workshop, as well as a suppliers’ list for those wishing to continue to develop their range after the workshop. The workshop aims to cover: -Becoming competent at using many of the leather worker’s hand tools. -Learning how to saddle stitch with the aid of a saddler’s clam. -Understanding the process of preparing the leather for hand stitching. -Gaining a thorough understanding of the qualities and sections of the leather. -Mastering the technique of preparing a thread. -Learning to work from a paper pattern onto leather. -Maintenance and care of leather. -Developing a professional edge finishing technique. -Fitting and securing metal hardware. -Maintenance of saddlery tools. Running times: 11:00 AM – 15:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.

What's included in the price?

The workshop fees cover leather and basic materials. You are welcome to bring your own materials if you wish, but please consult with me prior to ensure that we have the right equipment for the task. Saddlery tools are provided for students to use. -Tea/coffee -Biscuits


4½ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


The Kingsley Walters brand was founded in 2015. Initially begun as a hobby - making small items for myself and friends - it soon turned into a business, as I began to receive bespoke orders by word of mouth. Making further investment in traditional saddlery tools, I have been able to create small capsule collections, as well as lead workshops on leather craftsmanship.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Romantic
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Pet lovers
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Christmas
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Evenings
  • Easter
  • Tutor can travel
  • Intermediate level
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Weekends
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Mother's Day
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Williams Way, CARDIFF, South Glamorgan, CF10 5DY