Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
Enjoy a day of making 3 or 4 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. If you have a specific project or products in mind then we can always tailor the class to suit your needs, just drop me an email so we can discuss your requirements. The session will include tuition and materials, as well as tea and coffee. There is a lovely cafe onsite for lunch or you can bring 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!
£130 per person with discount for group bookings
Maximum 4 people at my Surrey studio
Workshop duration: 6-7 hours
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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 …
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.
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,
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.
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!
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
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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!