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Beginners leatherwork class

Learn how to make a beautiful leather case for whatever you want to hold.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £45

Contact: Tamar Whitson at The City Workshop Edinburgh

1 St Colme Street

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Leatherwork Class - Leather 'whatever' Case
Learn how to make a leather case for whatever you want to hold (pencils, tools, cosmetics, glasses..); this class is the ideal introduction to leather working.

The perfect way to unwind for a few hours, this relaxed class allows you time to make a beautiful handcrafted item - something to use everyday or a meaningful gift for a loved one.

Using premium vegetable tanned leather, you will learn traditional handmade methods including how to mark up and cut leather, the technique of saddle stitching and how to finish your leather by bevelling and burnishing. This is an excellent class for a complete beginner to leatherwork.

You can choose your colour from a range of carefully sourced, high quality Italian leathers. I only use vegetable tanned leather (rather than environmentally damaging, chemically coloured leathers). You will learn age old techniques to make a handcrafted accessory that can last a lifetime.

Class numbers are small (usually a maximum of 4 people) so you will benefit from specific support and guidance from your teacher.

I am located in central Edinburgh, just a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street.

Please note - this class involves some hammering (can be a great stress reliever!) , if you are sensitive to loud noise this is not the class for you.

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?

All equipment is provided and at the end of the class you will take home your own handmade leather piece.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided to keep the creative juices flowing.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure to welcome you to a leatherwork class and I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. Enjoy using your beautiful leather case and I hope to welcome you back again for another class in the future.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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