Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
One day leatherwork course in Surrey.
Enjoy a day learning to make 3 or 4 leather products of your choice. Choose from a variety of things including a leather bound sketchbook, lined purse with a metal zip, coin purse with a press fastener or felt lined trinket tray. As with the half day course, this is perfect for beginners and will provide you with some of the basic skills and knowledge to go away and continue working with leather on your own.
This makes the perfect activity for a birthday, hen party or just to meet up with your friends.
You will finish the session with at least 3 complete leather accessories, knowledge about different types of leather and leather working tools as well as a list of suppliers for tools and materials should you wish to continue your new hobby!
Please see my website for available dates or contact me via email for more information. As my classes are small I can sometimes be pretty flexible with dates so if you can't find any to suit you, please get in touch.
Discount for group bookings. Maximum 4 people at my Surrey studio
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 and tools are provided but please feel free to bring your own if you so wish. Refreshments; tea and coffee. There is a lovely cafe onsite for lunch or you can bring your own.
Rosanna offers a unique and personable service. I was lucky enough to be in a class of only myself and one other person and it meant the workshop was extremely productive with fantastic one to one tuition to give me a great springboard into the hobbling world of leather craft. Rosanna is very warm and welcoming with tremendous and admirable experience in leather craft. Having spent the day with her I feel very equipped to start my own projects and enjoyed my day very much - as well as being able to take away the fruits of my labour that I made under Rosanna’s very capable supervision. The cafe next door is a real bonus and provides a delicious lunch and the workshop is situated on a lovely little estate filled with all sorts of crafts and artisan shops to poke your head into, but the real gem here is the workshop on offer from Rosanna. A perfect gift for anyone crafty or wanting a gateway into Leatherwork, I cannot speak highly enough of this one day workshop!
HIGHLY recommended indeed and I hope to be back soon to do her bag making course. Don’t miss out!
Mike - - #27290
We had a wonderful day and learned many techniques, we are really pleased with the items we created.
Clare - - #26454
Very enjoyable ,informative day with surprising amount achieved.
Rosanna very well equipped and prepared and a very patient teacher. My husband made his own tool roll and with hindsight and now knowing what is possible if I attended again I would make my own project within that time.Lovely setting and good cafe. A lovely Christmas present,thank you Kate and thank you Rosanna for a really interesting productive intro to leatherwork.
Sue - - #25247
A thoroughly enjoyable day - Rosanna really looked after us with her professional support and advice and tailored the course so that we could make something really special. It was a lovely, relaxed environment and we learnt so much. Fabulous!
Sallyann - - #25120
I had a really enjoyable day with Rosanna on her one day course, I learnt a huge amount which has now given me the confidence to try more leatherwork in my own and I have already ordered the basic tools to start with. I was able to make a lot of the projects on my list and learn a lot about the variety of leathers and their uses. I also used a wide variety of tools and learn how to insert poppers, rivets, Sam Browne studs and zips, I also learnt some decorative skills and embossing, it was a very full day and I loved every minute. Rosanna is a great teacher, patient, flexible and inspiring and she has instilled the confidence in me to go further, so thank you
Cheryl Petty - - #24737
I attended the full day workshop where at the end of the day I made 4 items learning new skills with every item. Rosanna was very informative and was happy to share her skills and knowledge. The day has encouraged me to continue to do leather work at home. Thank you, Rosanna
Philip Rivett - - #24266
What an amazing productive day. Rosanna shared her wealth of knowledge and expertise in a lovely relaxed manner in a perfect environment. I came away having learned some new skills which I look forward to exploring further. I would recommend Rosanna’s courses if you want to learn something new or even hone some existing skills. Thank you for a fabulous day.
Sharon Ede - - #23934
A really great day. The venue is lovely with a great cafe around the corner and the course was really good fun.
I thought with my level of skill I would be unlikely to go much beyond punching a few holes into leather but with Rosanna’s excellent and patient guidance I was able to produce some pieces that I am really proud of.
I would recommend this to everyone, great day out.
David McNaughton - - #22997
We had the most fantastic time at Rosanna Clare's Leather workshop. The instruction was brilliant and we produced a number of amazing pieces. We are looking forward to going back and doing another one of Rosanna's courses.
Nicola M - - #22979
What a lovely day. Really enjoyable and I came away with items that I am using every day. Rosanna is a wonderful teacher and offers a lovely studio to learn in. I learned a lot more than I thought I would and it was so nice to do something so different from what my Wednesdays usually offer. Highly recommended.
Jane Houghton - - #22523
I had a great time on the course, Rosanna was very welcoming and patient.
I learnt a lot more than I thought possible in only 1 day.
I'd recommend this course to anybody!
Rob Farr - - #22399
I have just done the one-day course with Rosanna and thoroughly enjoyed it. She made it very interesting and easy to follow, and being able to make four small things in a day really gave me a good idea of some of the basics of leather work. Sore fingers the next day from plying two needles at the same time but it was worth every minute for a day spent with a fascinating craft and a lovely lady teaching it!! For anyone wanting to have a go at something different and very absorbing I thoroughly recommend Rosanna's course.
Ruth Grint - 10 April 2019
Ruth Grint - - #21310
Response from Rosanna Clare:Hi Ruth,
Excellent day, in which we were all allowed to work comfortably at our own pace. A very solid introduction to leatherworking, and I definitely now feel able to continue on my own. Rosanna is an excellent instructor, her workshop is a lovely space to be in, and she made us feel immediately at ease. The whole day was fun, enjoyable and therapeutic. Would definitely recommend - thank you!
corrine crawford - - #20901
I had no previous experience in leatherwork, and I have to say, this course was amazing! Rosanna was very helpful and very good in explaining things. After this course I have enough confidence to start with my own little projects. I would recommend this course to anyone! Thank you very much Rosanna, I had an amazing day!
Eddie R. - - #19772
I absolutely loved the one-day leather workshop and was thrilled with the items I made. Rosanna was an excellent teacher, very patient and encouraging. I feel inspired to continue with this hobby and will definitely come back to learn how to make a bag!
Fran - - #19542
Excellent day. Amazed at the number of items I managed to make.
Rosanna is a great instructor - the day was very informative and relaxed.
Will be returning!
Tracy McDermott - - #19208
I must say that the whole one day course was a great pleasure and surprised myself how much I learned in such a short period, not having been involved in leatherwork ever. It has inspired me to buy the essential tools so that I can continue work in this craft. Rosanna was delightful and made for a most pleasurable day. I would advise anyone thinking of being involved in any of the classes to think no more and just do it - you won't be disappointed.
Barry - - #17400
I highly recommend this course and Rosanna is a delight to work with. I learned new techniques to add to my self-taught dabbles which was perfect for me. Rosanna takes you through basics and you end up being able to produce really nice items. I was the only participant on the day so I had one-to-one tuition and the time just seemed to fly by! Excellent.
Neil - - #17084
I booked a day course with Rosanna for my husband and I to try out leather working. We had a lovely day. Rosanna is a great teacher and made us very welcome. We made 5 pieces each and are really pleased with them. We learned enough to be able to carry on at home. Highly recommended.
Jo Lamberth - - #15602
I enjoyed a great one day workshop with Rosanna on Saturday. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable way to spend a day and productive too! I made 5 items and didn’t ever feel rushed or under pressure. It’s amazing what you can achieve with a great teacher. I’d highly recommend Rosanna’s courses.
Suzie - - #14061
I had a great day with Rosanna. She Is a great teacher & made sure each of us was kept busy during the day. I came away from the workshop with a clutch of leather goods which I’m very proud of and that look professional. If you book one of Rosanna’s workshops you won’t be disappointed!
Nicola - - #13765
I had a two day workshop. Rosanna was so lovely, helpful and informative. I made a two tone shoulder bag, with zipped pockets inside and out, in one and a half days! For the other half day I had time to hand sew a purse. So much fun. I would definitely recommend these courses. Thank you Rosanna. X
Christine Downey - - #13505
A most enjoyable way to spend the day, Rosanna provides fantastic instruction in helping to craft some great items we will enjoy using. Learned a lot on a day that seemed to fly by. Would highly recommend.
Martin Weller - - #13337
I would gladly recommend this course to anyone interested in arts and crafts. I booked the full day course as a birthday surprise to my wife who is an experienced seamstress but inexperienced in working with leather; nevertheless with our tutor's guidance she was able to make a beautiful bag. I myself have no experience in working with materials, but benefiting from Rosanna's experience and her excellent teaching skills, I was able to fashion a leather case for my tablet computer. I would like to thank Rosanna for her patience and expertise, the relaxed manner she has meant that we thoroughly enjoyed the day and have even talked about attending another of her courses in the future; we are both looking forward to the release of her book later in the year. Steven and Rudo
Steven Bews - - #13258
Booked the 1 day workshop course for me and my wife's 3rd wedding anniversary. We had a brilliant day Rosanna was a laid back yet hands on tutor working with everyone at there own pace and giving guidance when needed. The range of items you could make was excellent along with the vast quantity and colours of leather so you could tailor make things to your want. If you are wanting to do a leather course then I would highly recommend hers
Graeme Turner - - #13181
I signed on to the 1 day course with Rosanna and was a complete novice. Can't be more positive about the course, venue or approach teaching that Rosanna takes. Really relaxed environment and while there is a good structure to the day (progress from basic to some more advanced techniques), Rosanna is more than happy to deviate if someone has a specific interest or query. You even walk away with a few projects that are actually "usable"! Thanks again Rosanna, lovely to meet you and best of luck with future events and courses :)
Graeme Yardley - - #13098
Really enjoyed the day and made a fab bag to boot. Learnt a lot from the friendly and talented Rosanna.
Workshop was easy to find and well equipped.
Chrissy Smith - - #13006
What a fab day! The course was paced exactly to meet our needs and with 4 people there we were all able to work at our own speed on different projects. Rosanna had a wide range of project ideas for us to choose from and a huge choice of leather colours ensuring we all came away with unique products to be proud of. I am fully inspired and ready to start my own projects with a new range of skills in place. Thanks Rosanna!
Alison - - #12595
I had a fantastic day ! Rosanna made us all feel very welcome from the get go. Encouraged us to be experimental with our own projects/ideas. Wasn’t phased by the quantity we wanted to make( I made 6items ) Rosanna was extremely patient and friendly. Her workshop/ retail outlet is beautifully located ! Would recommend this course whole heartedly. I attended the One Day course. Many Thanks Rosanna I will definitely be booking again.
Rachael - - #12591
I bought this course as a Xmas gift for my husband. We both attended and we had a really great day. Rosanna is a really good teacher telling us about the different types of leather, basic material required, hand stitching and machine sewing method, where to provide the required items if we wanted to continue... She had prepared examples of objects we could make, suggesting we would be able to do 4/5 during the day. She is full of ideas to help you personalize everything really making it feel special. We ended up making 2 card holders, a wallet, a purse, a pencil case and a tray. For his last item my husband was able to go off the list and make a sleeve for his laptop fully home made! He was very proud of himself, best xmas gift ever! Thank you Rosanna.
Anne & Baptiste - - #12477
I have just done a days course at Rosanna’s workshop, I started as a complete beginner but with Rosanna’s excellent teaching and guidance I made five leather work pieces which included a pencil case, browband and a dog collar!
I highly recommend this workshop, very informative and relaxing, while Rosanna provides all information to help you start up your new hobby! I had a wonderful day, thank you :)
Robyn wheeler - - #12288
I would highly recommend Rosanna's full day leather workshop. I had a delightful day making items with different skills. Rosanna is a friendly and patient tutor who guided us in details. There are many resources on the Internet which acts like a "tutor". However, what valuable is experience, especially with the fact that different people have different difficulities in learning a thing. Rosanna is really a great tutor who is enthusiastic in telling us tips to make our handcrafts better.
Sherra Leung - - #12194
I would highly recommend this course. Rosanna is a great teacher, she is patient and super friendly. We had great fun on the full day course and made 4 lovely items to take away.
Caroline Fairbrother - - #12176
I attended one of Rosanna’s full day leather workshops and had a great day! It was a wonderful hands on class. Rosanna was an encouraging and informative teacher and made the day really enjoyable. I came away with my completed projects of which I am very pleased!
Thank you for a fabulous day, I am sure to be back!
Sherri - - #11334
My girlfriend treated me to the full day leather craft workshop for my birthday. I'm so glad she chose Rosanna's course because it was a delightful day. Rosanna has a great combination of leathering and teaching skills which makes the day informative and relaxed. There are a number a items you can choose to make, I made a card and passport holder which I personalised and dedicated to my girlfriend. If you are interested in leather craft as a hobby or perhaps a business venture, this course is definitely a great place to start. Thank you Rosanna!
Chris Lowin - - #11220
Would really recommend this course to anyone who is starting out and wants to learn the skills & techniques involved with leather work.
Rosanna was extremely patient, attentive, knowledgable and all around a lovely person. We're very happy with the items we made. She provided a great selection of leathers and templates. We're eager to book in another class to tackle a harder project.
What a fun day in such an inspiring studio!
Tierney & Maddison
Tierney & Maddison - - #11193
A very informative day, in a charming workshop. Rosanne gave constructive and excellent instruction - we managed to make several pieces each, and I’m really happy with what I made - am now keen to pursue this craft further. Rosanne is an inspiration, and her work is delightful - I hope to join another of her workshops in the future.
Rebecca Neale - - #11165
Very enjoyable and informative day. I was able to ask any questions I had about methods,tools etc. Friendly supportive environment without being over supervised. Rosanna obviously knows her stuff. I was surprised at how many useful pieces I made.
susan glover - - #11155
well designed course.
I found it both pleasantly enlightening and encouraging as a complete novice with an interest but having never done any leather work.
By the end of the course I has made a glasses case, a business card holder & a purse / wallet.
Rosanna was very patient and informative and I came away very happy and will be carrying on further with leather craft now that I've had a good insight.
Pete Kenneally - - #11018
Rosanna is an excellent teacher and host and the environment and facilities for the workshop are great.
I went along with a pre-planned idea of what I wanted to do and after being taught how to set out a stitch a card holder, Rosanna was only too happy to get the card out and start making a completely new template for what I wanted to do. However, it wasn't just done for me and I was encouraged and helped to produce the template to do my project.
At the end of the day, I produced three items that I am quite proud of and although I went up to the wire at the end of the day to get completed, there was never any hint of needing to get a move on. I would highly recommend the experience and I shall be buying some tools to do some work for myself too!
Angus from Ockham - - #10992
The course was such fun and Rosanna (and her mother) delightful! We learned and made far more than we thought possible in a day, and Rosanna is an exceptional teacher.
Many thanks indeed and we will definitely be booking another course soon. Highly recommended.
Susie F - - #10590
*Genuinely Great Day - Highly Recommend for all levels*
From booking the course to answering queries and reminders after completion, Rosanna was really helpful, personable and attentive.
Booking the course was easy and pain free (not like other courses I have previously tried to book on), correspondence and directions to the venue were easy to follow, coherent and accurate.
Location was great, a studio workshop full or exciting tools, inspiration and examples of previous work. The best environment to get those creative juices flowing!
The course itself was really informative. Rosanna shared tricks of the trade, best practice, offered advice on how to do what I had previously been doing in a safer and less time consuming way. I really did learn a lot about what I had previously been doing and what I was going to do. Rosanna tailored the course to my experience and the learning's were relevant to what I wanted to achieve from the day.
Continues tea and biscuits along with a home prepared lunch kept me fuelled for the day.
I left innovated, inspired and excited about the things I had made and cant wait to put learnings into practice! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course for all levels as it can be tailored to strengths, wants and needs.
Luke Stanley - - #10364
Had a fab day. Rosanna was so welcoming and taught me many new skills. She was very informative and was very patient with me. Very happy with the three items I made for my first attemlt at this craft. Looking forward to doing another one soon. Cant wait for her book to be published.
Thankyou again andunch was great too.
kathie paling - - #10253
Rosanna could not have been more friendly, patient and informative. It was great to get out of London for the day in the countryside studio. I spent the day working on 2 items which you can take away with you. I learnt a great deal and Rosanna was able to advise on all things leather and it was great fun spending the day there. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn a new hobby or for someone who wanted to eventually make products on their own. Thanks!!
Dan Ahern - - #10175
I'd give this course 6 stars if I could!
Rosanna is a superb tutor and this day flew past, leaving me with tons of knowledge and new skills and a handful of leather items that look professionally made - friends were stunned to hear I'd made them that day with my own hands!
I couldn't recommend Rosanna and this course highly enough. I turned up at her studio in Kent with no experience with leather at all, and have gone away with the ability to make hand-stitched items at home, and experience with sewing leather on an industrial machine too. The course covered cutting, gluing, lining, adding rivets and fastenings, tools and suppliers too, and all with good insights and great conversation.
If you have any interest in leather, or just like making stuff, then give this course a go, you won't be disappointed!
Craig H - - #10133
We booked a day with Rosanna to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary which is traditionally named 'leather'. By the end of the day we had made a wonderful set of unique leather gifts for each other which will be a lovely reminder of a brilliant day. Rosanna is a very good teacher and made us feel instantly at home, in fact at lunchtime the whole family made us feel very welcome as we sat and chatted over delicious homemade quiche. We will be showing off our handiwork and recommending this to all our friends.
Thank you Rosanna.
Hilary & Steve - - #9826
I had a great day at the Full Day Leather Workshop run by Rosanna.
Rosanna was a great instructor and provided insights and guidance throughout the day. As someone who is not crafty, Rosanna made me feel at ease with all of the tools and instruments. Rosanna explained what each tool, instrument and machine did and how it was used.
I came away with the knowledge to start leather making as a hobby; from hand and machine stitching to gluing, studs and fastenings, templates and embossing. Rosanna provided further information and a store list of where she buys her leather and tools.
I was able to choose what I made and the leather I used, with lots of different colours available to suit each person's style. The day flew and I made a business card holder, cuff, purse (love the lining), luggage tag, and key fob. All of which look great and I can't believe I made them. I've already used all the items.
The studio was an easy train ride from London and a short walk (~5 mins) from the station (not strenuous). Rosanna provided instructions on how to get there by all modes of transport.
I highly recommend this workshop and learning from Rosanna!
Alex - - #9421
What a fun and inspiring day! I am not at all creative so didn't expect great things of myself but..... I made a gorgeous notebook cover, a card holder, a purse, a bracelet and a tassel! Rosanna is a brilliant teacher - and an excellent cook, she feeds you as well! I can't wait to start recreating the things I learnt in class at home!! I'm going to give a gift of a course to my father for his birthday. And I very much hope to give a gift of a further course to myself!
Jayne Vaughan-Lane - - #8550
What an amazing day. A friend and I signed up for a day course. We made 5 things (card holder, coin purse, notebook cover, bracelet and tassel). Great tuition from Rosanna. Very relaxed day. Rosanna has an amazing selection of leather to choose from too. I definitely hope to return to make something more challenging. Oh and the lunch she provided was delicious too. Great value for money! Thank you.
Lou - - #8536
I attended the full day workshop with Rosanna and went there with a photo of a phone case I wanted to make. As complicated as I thought it would be to make, Rosanna took the time to explain all the options available to me, including what kind of leather I could use, and also the techniques I could use. Where others would have tried to guide me down a path, she gave me carte blanche to pick which material I used for the case, and helped only when I asked - she wasn't overbearing.
Over the course of the day, Rosanna's patience shone through; with her constant advice and guidance, the day was over so quickly but it was so enlightening, I can't walk past a leather product without trying to figure out how it was made.
The course comes highly recommended. Top job Rosanna.
Emmanuel Onipede - - #8446
I attended the full day workshop and had a fabulous day. It was the first time I worked with leather and Rosanna was patient, helpful and very knowledgeable. I made a credit card holder, a wallet and a passport cover, which I have been using in my day to day life.
I would definitely recommend the course to anybody interested in leather crafting.
Thank you Rosanna,
Marco - - #8360
I attended the one day leather workshop at Rosanna's studio in the the heart of Kent.
I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a learning experience as much as this one! I cannot fault the day or Rosanna's teaching.
I have some experience in making but had not worked with leather. The day flew as I made two styles of card holder and a lined purse. The day was shared with another attendee and we both enjoyed Rosanna's time and knowledge.
I became quite absorbed in the hand-stitching element of the products and found the process almost meditative. Who knew.
If you would like to learn some of the processes involved when working with leather plus leave with a handful of handmade goodies (that look shop bought) then this is the course for you. If you're looking for a day out with a friend (or two) then this would be perfect plus the day would make the most amazing gift experience!
Rosanna is talented and generous with her knowledge. She is patient and accommodating. Oh, and the lunch was lovely too. 5 Stars all the way :)
Saundra - - #8275
Today I made a hand stitched wallet for my son, I was very specific about the size of the wallet and what compartments I wanted in the design. Nothing fazes Rosanna she come up with the design that would work best to get the design I was after. I now have a custom made, designed one off wallet in the softest leather thank you so much Rosanna for all your help.
Her classes are so relaxed and a real pleasure to do.
linda Edwards - - #8265
This workshop was exactly what I was looking for. Rosanna was a great teacher, was incredibly knowledgeable and allowed us to go in our own directions with the work.
She created an atmosphere of fun and for £110, you come away with a couple of handmade leather items, a great day and a full stomach.
I couldn't recommend enough.
Jeremy - - #8225
To Anyone reading this review: Do not hesitate booking with Rosanna and here's why:
Thank you so much for an awesome day, your knowledge, experience and a lovely lunch.
You have certainly instilled in me a healthy respect for leather crafting. Nothing is ever as easy as it looks.
You have the patience of a Saint.
I will be acquiring some tools in the very near future and will attempt to amuse you with photos, not only with any success but also with some failure along the way.
Cough…erm.. failure will be short lived though.
I have a feeling we’ll definitely cross paths again. I may be in touch re: advice on supplies too.
I am usually a “go in all out” kind of person, but for only this time ;-) lol I don’t want to be the jerk with all the gear and no idea …
So... baby steps.
Warren - - #8173
Thank you Rosanna I had a great day and will be returning for more of the same next week.
Most enjoyable course relaxed, helpful and extremely useful. I left with 3 items I had made myself.
Nothing was too much trouble.
See you next week.
8th March 2017
Marie - - #8156
Visited Rosanna in her lovely part of Kent once again this week.Once again what a pleasure to listen to someone who knows "just the right way to do it" helping you produce results you weren't sure you could acheive,
MCK - - #8149
I would highly recommend this workshop.
I bought the one day leather course for my husband has a present...and today we have just throughly enjoyed the full day inspirational workshop with Rosanna. She is an excellent and personable tutor, with her expert guidance, clear instructions, constant and helpful supervision all at the perfect pace for us both (complete beginners). I was so pleased and impressed to come away with five finished useful products, (my husband completed three) all in our individual item and colour choices.
We both found it fun and most informative, Rosanna shared some useful tips, knowledge and information about tools, supplies and suppliers. We are now looking forward to trying some other leather projects at home.
Jan & Andy - - #8096
Great course, I managed to make 5 little things that will come in very handy ! Rosanna was lovely and a good teacher.
It was relaxing and entertaining, and really easy to get to from London.
I highly recommend it!
Jackson - - #8047
A great day!
Relaxing, educational and best of all inspirational!
Rosanna was very welcoming and expertly created a comfortable environment to introduce me to her craft.
The day was thoroughly enjoyable, she kept us fed and watered throughout and made for great company as well as a great teacher!
Would definitely recommend!
Tom - - #8031
• FUN • EDUCATIONAL • RELAXING •
Enjoy a brew, listen to the radio & go at your pace, Rosanna is there to help & guide, a patient teacher with a passion to teach novices all things "crafty"!
We done it as a pair, however it would be a great activity for groups or corporate days.
Thanks for a great day! Worth the 2hr drive APG
Adam - - #7996
This was a fantastic workshop, I had such a great time, Rosanna couldn't have been better so friendly, knowledgeable and willing to share her expert knowledge. One of the best workshops I have ever been on I had the opportunity to make so many things and learn a lot. I couldn't recommend the day workshop more
Amy Mason - - #7471
I made four items today with Roseanne I had a good choice of pieces and also was able to make the piece my own original with Roseanna s help. She is an exceptional tutor.
I am so pleased with all four items specially two that I was able to personalise, a passport holder and a card hold for my son and husband.
Give it a go they make wonderful gifts. thanks again roseanna x
Linda edwards - - #7453
Late last year decided I wanted to try and make a knife role for my son (who is a chef) to hold his professional knives in when travelling. I researched a little and found a Rosanna Gethin studio. Booking and payment was simple and followed up by Rosanna sending encouraging emails that enabled me to actually plan what i wanted to make. I was a little apprehensive as im not at all 'crafty' . I need not of worried, as I was made thoroughly welcome. Rosanna assisted me to turn my idea into a wonderful reality. I can not believe "I" was able to construct the item I left the work shop with! Rosanna suggested a few extra professional touches which make it look totally amazing. I would highly recomend her. She is a lovely teacher she is patient and encouraging. I found the day to be so fulfilling.
My advice if you have an idea for a leather creation, do not delay, sign up to one if her courses! You will be in awe of what she helps you to make!!
Linda Chambers - - #7395
Yesterday I did a full day workshop with Rosanna and came away with four beautiful items: a gorgeous reddish brown purse/wallet complete with zipped pocket for coins and several slots for cards and larger notes, a lined zipped coin purse with funky design on the outside, a hand stitched card holder for my partner, and a matching stylish and strong keyring. Three of the items are embossed with our initials which makes them really special and looks great! I was amazed at how many different techniques I was able to have a go at during the course of the day and could never have imagined the quality of what I would be bringing home with me - very pleased and proud! Thanks to Rosanna for being so skilled and talented - both creatively and in her teaching style. I highly recommend this course!
Sarah - - #7387
I had a really enjoyable day today with Rosanna and I was very pleased with the range of items I made . She is a great teacher and with her help and guidance I was able to achieve a very satisfactory finish and to make more than I expected.
A fun day in a beautiful rural setting with a great lunch - this course was a present I will remember!
Terry Wickenden - - #7350
We were given a one day leather workshop as a Christmas gift and had an amazing day!
Rosanna is a delightful and talented teacher. She put us at our ease and made us very welcome in her studio. She showed us a wide selection of useful and beautiful items that we could make in a choice of leathers and gave us time to consider which ones we might like to make.
I chose a very soft blue leather and with Rosanna's guidance and patience made a lined, zipped pencil case with a tassel and a matching sketchbook cover. I also made a hand stitched card case and a double sided vanity tray, embossed with a friends name, which will make a unique gift for a special birthday.
My husband made a card holder, a notebook cover and a hand stitched spectacles case which he embossed with his initials. We're both so thrilled with what we've made and they'll be put to use with pride. Thank you so much Rosanna - we really have had a wonderful day and we'll definitely be booking again.
Edwina and Duncan Finn - - #7230
I attended the full day workshop as a gift for my birthday. Rosanna was really attentive and had the right balance of offering help and letting me try it out myself. She was really knowledgeable and generous with her resources. I made a few things that I am SO proud of. I really enjoyed the day and would not hesitate to do another one in the near future! Thank you Rosanna, it was a really super day. I would highly recommend this workshop!
Sylvie - - #7204
A lovely lady with a really lovely manner.Very approachable but nonetheless a great teacher:inspiring,knowledgable ,able and extremely patient with a gentle persuasiveness to get all students making something they were (rightly)proud of.She makes it look so simple & helps every newbie share in her expert knowledge,knack & skills
Maggie K - - #6671
I attended a days course with Rosanna,
I found it to be a very compact day, learning how to hand stitch, machine stitch, for both material and leather. Learning about using button fixings and studs. It is a relaxed working environment with great hospitality. I came away with a hand stitched card holder, trinket tray and a tote bag.
After a day with Rosanna i came away filled with the knowledge and the confidence to now start broadening my horizons for making different leather products.
Highly recommend a course with Rosanna. Thank you
Andrew Pinkus - - #6577
Thank you for an enjoyable day with you Rosanna, making a large leather purse and a cuff bracelet. I love my beautiful purse.
You are a very good teacher thank you once again.
Dolly from Bromley
Dolly hale - - #6490
I am currently a final year Decorative Arts student. I had never worked with leather before, and as I'm planning on producing a leather product for my final degree show - I knew that Rosanna's accessories workshop would be perfect for me.
I made a card holder embossed with initials, a purse and a belt. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Rosanna was patient, informative and allowed me to pick her brain about suppliers, tools and leather characteristics. I now know about the different types of leather, colours available, treatments, techniques and all of the possibilities of leather.
I went away knowing so much invaluable information and I am very grateful to have found her on Craft Courses. I now feel more confident than ever taking leatherwork on for my final degree show.
I highly recommend this course. She has set me up brilliantly for going ahead with leatherwork in my own studio. It was a pleasure to meet Rosanna.
Olivia Smith - - #6382
I had a lovely time at Rosanna's one day workshop on Saturday. Although I am an absolute beginner I made a purse, card holder and a glasses case! It gave me a chance to try out a few different tools and techniques and I am inspired to continue with this hobby.
Rosanna is an excellent teacher - very relaxed and patient and it was a pleasure to spend time in her studio.
Lisa - - #6210
I attended the full day workshop with Rosanna . She is an excellent teacher as her instructions were clear and she offered constant supervision and guidance throughout the day.
As a complete novice I found it both fun and most informative . I came away with two finished products; useful tips, information about suppliers and affordable tools; and inspired to try it alone at home!
I would highly recommend this workshop.
Amanda Shakespeare - - #6196
I attended the full day workshop and had a brilliant day. Rosanna was very welcoming and gave me her full attention, nothing was too much trouble. I haven't worked with leather before but had the opportunity to experience a lot in one day and made several different items - all of which I am pleased with and will be used! Despite doing so much it was very relaxing. Thank you Rosanna, I had a great day!
Mary B - - #5952
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