Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
Leatherwork taster course - half day leather accessory making workshop
From my studio in the Surrey countryside, come and have a crafty morning or afternoon making up to 3 leather accessories including a case or purse (card/phone/glasses), tassel or two tone keyring and item of jewellery (bracelet/earrings) or a luggage tag.
This course is perfect for beginner leatherworkers 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 up to 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 very small I can usually be pretty flexible with dates so if you can't find any to suit you, please get in touch.
Maximum of 4 students, discount for group bookings. Please book via my website or contact me if you prefer, via email.
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 tools and materials are provided but please feel free to bring your own if you so wish. The session will include tuition, materials, light refreshments and as much tea & coffee as you can drink!
A thoroughly enjoyable morning spent with Rosanna learning about leather and the various techniques that I was to use. I was able to choose which items I wanted to make as well as the colour and type of leather from a huge selection. Very pleased with the end results and highly satisfying! I would thoroughly recommend this course .. I just did a half day but would have loved more time to make more things!
Lucy Willoughby - - #17502
We had a great morning with Rosanna! Has definitely sparked a new hobby, such a relaxing and forfulling activity! Love the look of our hand stitched items, beautiful quality and so much choice. Definitely considering getting Rosanna’s book, she’s a great teacher and host!
Beth Yates - - #16727
My husband and I did this for our third wedding anniversary. It was so lovely to meet Rosanna and spend some time learning from her...In fact I enjoyed it so much I’ve decided to get some tools and have a go at home!
It was a brilliant morning, Rosanna is very welcoming and a great teacher. I was really happy with the lovely purses I made, as well as a card holder gift for my dad for Father’s Day!
Louise Pugh - - #15555
What a great morning with the lovely Rosanna.
I made some great handles to enhance my willow baskets and my husband made us some cases for our glasses and straps for the binoculars. Tailor made for us, it was perfect. Many thanks and I am dreaming up the time to come and make my own back pack.
Nicki Rowling - - #12509
What a great way to spend a morning with my teenage son. We both enjoy making things and courses are excellent for learning about a craft. The half-day course with Rosanna certainly exceeded my expectations. I wanted to make myself a leather wallet, learn saddle stitching and enjoy time with my son. All three outcomes were achieved with Rosanna's highly effective teaching and positive personality. She quickly adapted to what we both wanted and offered clear and helpful advice. Her tuition was easy to follow and the results achieved were more professional than I would have thought possible. I would happily attend another one of her workshops and highly recommend her to those who want to learn how to make leather goods in a positive, enjoyable and very friendly environment.
Matt Perkins - - #11294
A lovely morning spent with Rosanna in her Kent workshop. Great experience and love what we made! Would highly recommend.
Rebecca - - #9713
Absolutely brilliant course and teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and really pleased with the card holder and tassel we made. I can't believe how quickly we got it all done. Rosanna is a great teacher and just made it all so easy and straightforward. Oh dear, now I have another craft I want to pursue.
Kim Tarrant - - #9620
I had a brilliant time at the workshop; Rosanna was so patient and cheerful, and we seemed to get a lot done in only a few hours. I can't believe how good the things I made look, and it's so lovely to have something unique and made by hand.
Mary Clare - - #9607
Had such a lovely time on this course. Rosanna is an excellent tutor and we were so pleased with our creations. Was a relaxing environment to enjoy some crafting, would really recommend
Kathy illingworth - - #9494
Just wanted to say THANK YOU to Rosanna for a lovely day! I treated my friend to a leather workshop for her birthday present - and we both loved it so much! We cannot wait to get our hands on some leather and make more goodies! Thank you again for such a lovely workshop and for recommending the local restaurant! =) x
Sarah & Kristina - - #9210
We spent a lovely afternoon with Rosanna using leather for the first time. Rosanna is an excellent teacher with a pleasant and friendly manner. We were all very happy with our finished products. My children, my mother and I will remember this afternoon for many years.
Gail - - #8948
My husband and I did a workshop with Rosanna to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary as we wanted something a bit different! Rosanna was very friendly and a great teacher to two people who had not worked with leather before. The location of her workshop in Kent is beautiful and she also provided tea and biscuits! We both made several small items and learnt lots of new techniques which we hope to develop now that we've got the basics. Rosanna provided all the tools and had a wide choice of leather so we could make exactly what we wanted. Highly recommended.
Hayley - - #8684
A really enjoyable morning with an excellent and very patient tutor. Rosanna explained and demonstrated the different techniques used in making simple leather items and was on hand whenever I needed help. I was delighted with the luggage label, card holder and key ring fob that I made and can thoroughly recommend the course to anyone who wants to try out a new craft.
Rosemary Llewellin - - #8439
Thanks for an interesting and informative class. I was a bit nervous not knowing if I would be able to achieve anything. I am pleased with my items and looking forward to showing off. Nice to meet your parents. Hope to take more training with you after I start practising what you taught me. Grateful and happy!
claudette - - #8409
Brilliant half day course at Rosanna's studio. Really clear tuition and patience too, loads of different options you can try your hand at making and so pleased with the results.
Highly recommended by the two of us and we're looking forward to using our custom made, personalised luggage tags. We made 6 items between the pair of us.
Great value for money too! Book it!
Will Mallard - - #7822
Knowledgeable and easy to talk to, Rosanna was very friendly and an excellent teacher. Having no prior experience in leather crafting, we thoroughly enjoyed our morning. There was great flexibility in the session which allowed creativity and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and find out more about the craft. We would recommend the course to anyone wanting to give something new a try!
Emma Machin - - #7767
I had the most entertaining and creative moments while I was doing Rosanna's course. I did two days as I enjoyed it so much. She is a great tutor, lovely energy, patient and calm and she certainly knows her craft. Her studio is located in a beautiful area in the countryside, easily accesible and well worth the journey. I certainly reccommend Rosanna's craft course to everyone!
Anna Hollingworth - - #6693
Rosanna is an excellent tutor, her instructions were clear and she helped me with any tricky bits. I really enjoyed this course, felt like I'd achieved quite a lot in the time and came out with some lovely accessories that I am really proud of making!
I would love to book any further dates that come up in the future. Definitely recommending Rosanna and her courses to everyone I know!
Nancy Leschnikoff - - #5493
I really enjoyed my course with Rosanna. She has lots of experience, and offers useful tips for beginners. I walked away with a range of great things that I really like, having picked the colours and style for me. My friends always compliment me on my earrings!
Highly recommend doing this short course if you feel like re-igniting your craft skills and feeling really productive by the end of the day.
Kate Walker - - #5488
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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