About the Course
Our 2 day workshops will take you through the steps of making Tote Bag or Side bag from start to to finish. You will be shown the core skills to make leather bags, also the foundations to then progress and continue to make leather products for your friends and family.
This is a practical leather workshop. You will be taught how to make your bag of choice using the traditional Technique from vegetable tanned leather.
The workshop fees cover leather and basic materials. You are welcome to bring our own materials if you wish. Please consult me prior to ensure we have the right equipment for the task. Saddlery tools are provided for students to use.
With a maximum of 1- 3 students per course, everyone receives attentive tuition.
A set of tools is provided along with a range of leathers, metal fittings and other materials are available for students. Patterns and workshop notes are provided for specialist workshop and 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 the saddler’s clam.
-Understanding the process of preparing the leather for hand stitching.
-Gaining a thorough understanding of the qualities and sections of the
-Mastering the technique of ‘preparing a thread’.
-How to work from paper pattern onto leather.
-How to maintain and care for leather.
-Develop a professional edge finishing technique.
-Fitted and secured metal hardware.
-How to maintain saddlery tools.
Running times: 11:00am – 17:00pm.
Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The workshop fees cover leather and basic materials. You are welcome to bring our own materials if you wish but please consult me prior to ensure we have the right equipment for the task. Saddlery tools are provided for students to use.
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