About the Course
Here, you choose the content of the course.
Sometimes, what you want is just not listed so you can let me know what it is you would like to work on.
Often this is where a student has a specific project or design they would like to develop and work on.
In the past students have chosen: design, pattern making, product development or product specific skills.
Each session is tailored to you, your level of skill and what you need to learn.
This is listed as a 1 day course, but like all of my courses, this can be extended to multiple days to suit your needs.
Drop me an email with what you have in mind and an idea when you would like to undertake the course and we will discuss dates available.
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 materials are included in this course along with a light lunch and unlimited tea and coffee.
If you are looking at working to a specific item, let me know the details so I can ensure what you need is made available.
It is always hard turning a wonderful experience into words.
I booked a 5 days basic course with Nigel in order to learn pattern making, saddle stitching, and the proper use of right tools and materials.
What I actually got by those days is way more than that: He provides you a step by step method to apply universally with a clear understanding of the handmade & handstitching philosophy.
Moreover, he is a wonderful person smart fun and helpful
He is going to see me again very soon!
Diego from Italy
Diego - - #23567
I took a 3 day course with Nigel in Los Angeles and, although I was one of the less experienced with saddle stitching in the room I found him patient, clear and an excellent instructor. He allowed me to absorb the information without rushing me along and made sure I understood each aspect. By the end of the class I felt confident and it was a very fun experience. Nigel's explanations were thorough and clear and his manner left me feeling like I could ask him questions and I am looking forward to taking further instruction from him in the future.
Lucia Gerbino - - #17438
I took two courses taught by Nigel in Berkeley, California. He's thoughtful in his explanations and demonstrations, while providing insight and history into techniques. He's great at listening to his students needs and wants when it comes to developing a strong skills set. Nigel teaches in a manner that is genuinely interested in seeing you succeed.
Jamie Huante - - #17343
I must say that I am so impressed with the teachings of Nigel. This the second time I have taken classes with him in Berkeley CA and am looking forward to more. Nigel has a natural ability to clearly explain the process and an innate ability to problem solve. I am new to hand stitching and I feel that Nigel has given me a very solid foundation to build upon.
John Niero - - #17342
I traveled from Pennsylvania to attend the 3 day intensive with Nigel in Los Angeles. It was worth every penny. In addition to being a fantastic teacher and selflessly sharing his vast wealth of leather crafting knowledge, he created a relaxing and fun classroom atmosphere. I had such a wonderful experience and came away with new skills and techniques that I can apply to my leather business. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to study under him and hope to do it again in the future.
Mary Oswald - - #17203
I took a 3-day course with Nigel in Berkley. It was fantastic! He taught a thoughtful and systematic approach to leather projects from beginning to completion enabling me to level up my skills and results. I'm not sure how long (if ever) it would have taken me to get there on my own. The course was worth every penny.
janemt - - #17180
I took a 3 day basics course taught by Nigel in Berkeley, CA. Nigel is an amazing teacher! His teaching style is clear and efficient. He cares about your learning and is generous with his time and takes care to answer all your questions. I had a great experience in his class and walked away with many new skills and feel inspired to be more creative with my leather working. If you have a chance to learn from Nigel, do it!
Linshao - - #17165
After deciding to increase my skill level and expand my knowledge base, I paid a visit to Nigel. He took me back to basics and helped me to solidify my leather working techniques.
Nigel is a great teacher - as seen in his Vimeo channels - and explains even difficult procedures in simplified terms to help you understand. I will certainly be back for another lesson. 10/10 would recommend
Alex Sullivan - - #15830
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