Glove making workshop



This course provides a great opportunity to learn the difficult techniques and processes of glove making. Learn to stitch a glove. You will get the glove already cut and prepared to stitch and finish. You will be able to design the glove as you required. This course is popular in UK and abroad as well. We had many local and international students travel to UK specially to participate in this course.

Starting from selecting leather, stretching, cutting to final finishing, you will learn the whole process of glove making, including the special tools you need.

Groups of 4 max £1200 per group
By the end of this course you will have:

- explored leather manipulating techniques, pattern making for gloves, leather cutting skills and stitching skills
- explored measuring techniques for glove making
- explored basic hand stitching techniques and advanced finishing techniques.

Prior skills in glove making are not needed to participate in this course as you will learn all the processes and techniques. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced. It would be useful to have some stitching and pattern making skills, though this is not essentials as the basics will be taught.
I'm flexible in location and run workshops across UK in many locations on request.

Please contact me to check the location of these workshops.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools
Light lunch, tea and cake


Vajira Peiris at Peiris Designs

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


3 days (flexible times to suit)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


karen Tilburt - - #27750

Great course. Patient and understanding tutor. I now have a pair of gloves that fit me. Thanks!

Melis Erden - - #23532

I've grown a new appreciation for glove making. Vajira has been so patient with us. It's a good idea not to have more than 3 people in this course, we needed so much attention!
I would've been happier if we had maybe 1 more day.
:) Great fun and relaxing! I appreciated Vajira let us put creative input into our making process even though we were total beginners. That excites me!
Thank you!

Response from Peiris Designs:

Hi Melise,
Thanks for last minute booking. it was lovely to have you. I loved your colour combination, and the special details and the creative touch! looking forward to see some custom made gloves!!

Jeanette Wright - - #23492

Had 3 tremendous days! So much concentration. I had not realised how many pieces go in to one glove. The venue was great, it just a pity it is so far from home.
Vajira is very knowledgable about her craft. I could perhaps have done with one or two more days tuition.

Response from Peiris Designs:

Hi Jeanette,
THanks you very much for coming a long way to do the workshop. I'm glad you enjoyed. Your gloves are beautiful. The intricate stitching is amazing. I'd love to see you make more and please send me some pictures. We can definitely do few more days if you like in X'mas gift workshop, in November.
Looking forward to hear what Elise think about them. Many thanks!

Geeske - - #23481

Dear Vajira,
I am so glad that you've collected all the knowledge that I wanted and now I can start using :) Thank you so much for that! It was worth the 14 hours (back and forth) journey on the cold boat we travelled on from Holland.
It's nice that you have all the samples, even with quirks, and that you are interested to develop your skills during the workshop yourself. We've learned a whole lot in 3 days, and now I feel like I want to experiment at home, and I'll send it to you when I've finished them! Hopefully you'll hear a lot from me. And then when I'm stuck with a problem, I'm sorry but I'm going to bother you ;) and take the next workshop next year and year after. It's quite exciting to go on from here. Thank you so much! Geeske

Response from Peiris Designs:

Hi Valka and Geeske,
You are welcome!! and thank you both for your lovely, long and detailed feedback. It's my pleasure to teach you two enthusiastic students.
I was so happy to see how enthusiastic you both were at the workshop and the beautiful gloves you made were amazing. I"m also glad that you've learnt about construction. I'm more than happy to answer any question you have re glove making in future- just drop a message or call me. It's interesting to see how you develop new ideas and overcome difficult construction problems of glove making- it's very challenging. You are welcome to learn again in advance glove making workshop. Also it's a pleasure spreading this rare technique and glad it is learnt and used by others. Thank you both for participating! Vajira x

Valka - - #23480

Valka came all the way from Holland to learn glove making with Vajira

******** Thank you for your support. When I ruined my pattern you kept smiling and silently glued and fixed my glove :) Thank you for sharing your experience and all the little hacks that make the glove special. *****

Response from Peiris Designs:

Hi Valka,
It was my pleasure to teach you. You've come a long way to learn and I'm glad that you've got everything you need to make beautiful gloves. Yes those little tricks makes your whole journey different. They are just amazing. I love sharing it all with you!
Your gloves are so neat and beautiful. I really enjoy seeing them become 3D with your beautiful stitching.
Looking forward to see some beautiful gloves.
Many thanks!

Lali Mound - - #19020

I took the Glove making course and it was lovely. This is a lost art, and Vajira seems to really love teaching it. Had a nice time overall, pleasant conversations, and managed to make the gloves I wanted. I recommend this workshop to whoever likes craftsmanship:)

Response from Peiris Designs:

Hi Lali,
Thanks for your review. It was lovely to have you in our workshop. You have amazing designs and ideas to make. Looking forward to see some more glove you make in future.
Many thanks!

Sandy Lagan - - #16814

I did the course with Vajira in Nottingham. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Left with the knowledge I came all the way from Cape Town for. Vajira is lovely and patient.

On the down side... we were not offered light lunch, tea and cake ;-p (kidding).

I have no hesitation recommending this course.

Karina van der Weide - - #14911

We had 3 great days. Vajira is an excellent teacher and learned us all techniques about gloves and mittens. It is so fun to make gloves and they fit very well because during the proces it is possible to messure them on your own size. We are bagmakers from the Netherlands and are experienced with leather. But still we learned a lot.

Sandra van der Weide - - #14909

Thank you so much for a Lovely time. In the Netherlands, were I come from, I found nowere a workshop gloves making. Vajira, you teach us very well and the gloves fits perfectly. They become beautyfull!

Mishka Smiths - - #12095

Great course with so much information you get about glove making. Vajira is a great teacher and explains everything so well and you can ask any question. She provides everything including patterns etc and describe and demonstrate very clearly. Also work according to students need. There aren't many glove making workshops across UK and this one is the best if you like to learn how to make gloves. It so therapeutic and you learn so much about glove making. Vajira is very friendly and has a great knowledge about glove making. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone who would love to make gloves. Definitely worth the money I spent on this course.

Gemma - - #11007

This was an excellent course as I learnt so much about glove making and my from experience have discovered that leather glove making courses are hard to find. Vajira was very helpful, friendly, patient and very knowledgeable about leather glove making. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn how to make leather gloves.

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