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Learning to Work with Leather

Learning to Work with Leather

Duration: 3 days

Price: £375

Run by: Mariel Harrison
at Trill Farm

Trill Farm
Musbury
Axminster
Devon
EX13 8TU

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About the Course

Spend a weekend at Trill Farm with master leatherworker, Martin Brady of Leaf Artisan Leather, learning the fundamentals of leather-working, including all the basic leather-working skills.

These will be applied to a more advanced project over the course duration. Skills will include, choices of leather, creating and working with patterns, cutting, skiving, bevelling, edge dying, slicking, and hand stitching.

All students will make and take home a quality leather project, such as a decorated leather bag, that they have made during the course.

Please bring your own apron, a notepad and writing materials. Please make sure you wear long trousers, long-sleeved tops and closed toe shoes.

All tools, hardware and leather to be provided on the day.

Course Leader: Martin Brady

Having retired from a 40 year career in the music business as a guitar player and latterly as CEO and Managing Director of the guitar manufacturing giant, Fender, Martin moved back to the UK following a 6 year period living in Sardinia. He decided that he wanted a more earthy existence and decided to acquire a manual skill. He has always been interested in leather so decided to retrain as a leather worker.

For the last 8 years, he has been running a successful leather making business, Artisan, on Dartmoor in the lovely town of Chagford. He can be seen constantly making high end leather belts, country and travel bags, dog accessories, purses and wallets belt bags and belt pouches and many varied commission projects in his studio /shop. He also undertakes leather repairs.

'It is such a great thing to be able to take the time to make desirable and useable products from natural materials. You can't rush great leather work!'

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?

All tools and materials will be provided.
Organic lunches will be provided in the Old Dairy Kitchen each day.
Accommodation is available in our eco-guesthouse on the farm if required.



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Course Start Dates

Friday 29th November 2019

  • Accommodation
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly