About the Course
On this 3 day course you will learn the basics of leatherwork, from sharpening and maintaining your tools through to completing your first handmade belt or dog collar all hand crafted by you.
Our introduction to leatherwork course will cover the following areas.
1) Tool sharpening and maintenance
2) Choosing the right hide for the job
3) Hand stitching leather - both double and single hand stitching
4) Basic point cutting
5) How to make and stitch turns
6) Making and blocking loops
7) Belt or dog collar project
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tools and materials for the course will be supplied, if you like to purchase any more material after the course the option is available. If you have your own tools feel free to bring these with you.
The course runs from 10 am to 5 pm and there is a break of 1 hour for lunch. Refreshments are included in the course but students will need to supply their own lunch (there are local eateries in the town a short 20 minute walk from the workshop or 2 minutes by car).
There is a range of local accommodation available from staying at the Bunkhouse on site or to the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy Hotel located 11 miles away. On booking your spot on our course we will contact you with an email showing local accommodation as well as how to find us. Please can you also let us know if you have any dietary requirements (for snacks and drinks).
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.