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.
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.
The City Workshop studio is located on the second floor and unfortunately there is no lift access.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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.
3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)
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3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)
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My mother and I were met at the entrance of the building and taken to the workshop. Tamar is very personable and put us at ease instantly. We were asked if we would like a drink and a biscuit as we settled at our space and then talked through the stages of the class and additional housekeeping like being shown where the toilets were if we required them.
We started by choosing the colour of leather, thread and poppers we wanted to use and then we got started. The class comprised of demonstrations by Tamar at every stage, with information about the different tools, what they did and answers to any further questions we had.
Tamar provided 1:1 support whenever we needed it and the group gelled nicely talking about other classes we had all done previously.
Tamar was very good at genuinely praising everyone's progress and final products.
Compared to other classes I have done I felt well supported and that the person running the class cared about the people there. Tamar made sure we enjoyed the experience. She shared something she loves doing and teaching, in the hope that we love it too.
Sincere thanks Tamar, I would not hesitate to recommend you to others seeking a first-class experience of a new craft that is not only superb value for money but an excellent learning experience.
Response from The City Workshop Edinburgh: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.