So you're looking to get into leatherworking? Fantastic!
Our Basic Leatherworking Class is here to teach you everything you need to begin producing your own leather goods. In this class, we will cover the different types of leather and tools. We will explore wet moulding, edging, dying and finishing as well as fixings such as rivets and stitching. There is plenty to learn on this great one day course. All our courses are privately booked and not group events, ensuring you get plenty of time and each course is tailored to you and your requirements. Our workshop space can accommodate up to 2 students making it ideal for that day away!
After your workshop, you will also receive a copy of our 26 page Buyers Guide. Filled with articles, handy information and a list of UK suppliers, this booklet has been specially produced to ensure all our students leave our course with everything they could possibly need to continue their journey in leathercrafting.
Currently located at our home workshop in Heywood, we have plenty of tools, knowledge and equipment for you to get your hands on! With ample space, we aim to accommodate each guest's requirements at this time whilst making the space as safe for each person as possible.
In our main location, based in Leigh Spinners mill, we have a brand new studio kitted out with everything you need to learn leathercraft. With an onsite carpark and cafe, we have everything covered and we look forward to meeting you!
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Basic materials, Tools, Tea and Coffee, PDF Suppliers Guide. Lunch can also be provided.
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Pipa is amazing, she has such a passion for her craft and it is really infectious! I had such a great time on this course and I learnt so much. I had no experience of leather work when I arrived and I now feel like I know enough to embark on a project of my own. Her resource pack means I have something to refer back to about all the many tools, techniques and leathers that she explained. I highly recommend giving leathercraft a go at the Wolf Workshop.
Had a 1-2-1 lesson with Pipa today, and came back having learnt so much! I have no experience working with leather, but wanted to give it ago. I had a very specific period in history that I wanted to examine, which Pipa adapted the course to suit. Full of knowledge and experience, Pipa is a natural tutor with plenty of patience and no question went unanswered. Had a great time discussing my project and came back filled with confidence I now have the knowledge to tackle it. Thank you Pipa! A fantastic experience.
Went with a small group of friends T=to do the beginner course as few of us had done any more than some very basic stuff. Pipa took us through so many techniques and tools in an unhurried pace so you didn’t feel overwhelmed. She also gave some great tips on what to buy starting out vs what not to. She’s an excellent teacher with oodles of patience. An extremely fun day and we’re already planning to return to learn more.
I had a brilliant day at the Wolf Studio. I do quilting so learning a different skill was a challenge but Pipa put me at my ease straight away and made me feel I could achieve my goal to make a bag. I was taught to dye leather, lacing, hand stitching and punching a design onto the leather and that was just a few of the techniques that I was shown. Pipa is a brilliant teacher who has patience and is very giving in her knowledge. She wants you to succeed. Its for any age group. I am 75 and I made a leather bag.
What a great course. I learnt so much about what to do and what not to do. Workshop is very welcoming and set in an amazing old Mill in Leigh with lots of other artists. Easy to find and park. Pippa is lovely and nothing is too much trouble. Lots of dyes and tools to use and try without having to buy your own. Its a great beginners course.