This two-day non-residential course covers all essential leatherworking skills. During this course you will learn all the skills you need to make something really special. On the first day of the course you will make a belt, which will help you to learn the skills you need to make other items of your choice. On the second day, you will design and make a small item of your own. The course will cover: - An introduction to different leather and its uses - An introduction to the essential tools used for hand stitched leatherwork - Belt-making (strap-cutting, hole punching, skiving, edge beveling and finishing, riveting, stitching and dying) - Designing a project - Creating a pattern for your project electing and cutting out leather for your project - Stich-marking - Saddle stitching - Edge finishing, including beveling and dying - Leather dying There are a maximum of 4 students per course so you will receive plenty of individual attention. Possible individual projects could include belts, small bags, dog collars and leads, purses, notebook covers and so on.
What's included in the price?
A set of tools is provided for each student to use. The cost of materials is included in the course fee (limited to small projects only). Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Please bring your own lunch. (Please note that there are no shops/cafes/restaurants etc within a short walking distance so you will need to bring lunch or drive 10 minutes to the nearest town)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Dartmoor leather has been founded by Will Harvey, lifelong resident of Dartmoor with a passion for making. He has been crafting from leather since 2010. Will first apprenticed to John Hagger in south Devon when he was 17. He spent many years at the workshop, learning everything he needed to become a master leather worker. Later he helped to develop the business and specialised in creating stunning bespoke pieces and intricate designs for all kinds of customers and briefs. Will designs and hand-makes his own bags, backpacks, belts, purses, notebooks, watch straps, wallets and other accessories inspired by the natural world where he lives and works. He enjoys seeing a new form emerge from an idea he has had and loves working on things from start to finish. Will has been teaching others in all fundamental leather skills from basic stitching to edging, tooling, design and pattern-making since 2013. He is a former tutor at Leather School in south Devon and now teaches courses for small numbers of students at his home studio on Dartmoor.
- Parking provided
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Suitable for beginners