This leather carving course for beginners and improvers will give you the key skills necessary to create your own carving from the beginning. Leather carving or tooling is an ancient skill that has been passed down through the ages. You can learn to make beautiful and useful leather items with exquisite and original carvings. Wonderful for yourself, gifts or even starting your own business! Our 1-day workshop will lead you through all the stages of this lovely craft, from what leather to buy, through carving, tooling and colouring to finishing. You will have a choice of items to make from a picture in rustic wooden frame, hair barrette, wrist band or business card holder and will ~ - get to try all the tools you need - be taught their function and adaptability - learn how to prepare the leather - find out how to transfer the pattern - carve and tool your design - apply colours and finishes - how to care for your tools There is also the option of buying your own starter kit with everything you need to practice your new found skill. You can either take the course as a one day course on the weekend or over two evenings mid week: - day courses run on Sundays 9pm - 5pm - evening courses run on Thursday and Friday evenings 6pm - 10pm Private lessons also available, please contact us for details.

What's included in the price?

All materials Refreshments on tap all day Tea coffee and biscuits.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Ross Leather and Wood

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Public transport
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Spooky
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • Weekends
  • Pet lovers
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • UK Holiday
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Father's Day
  • Accommodation offered
  • Overseas Holiday
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Intermediate level
  • Easter
  • Mother's Day
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