Leather carving course



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.

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
Refreshments on tap all day
Tea coffee and biscuits.


Slim Ross at Ross Leather and Wood

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Tigh Margaidh
PH36 4JN

Suitable for

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


1 day (9:00am to 5:00pm)

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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.


Des Huby - - #35362

I have been on two previous leather courses and this was the best by far. Very friendly, very informative in a very relaxed atmosphere.
This hands on course was perfect for my requirements and has given me great confidence to practice and use this art/technique in other areas.
Brilliant course 👍

Response from Ross Leather and Wood:

Hi Des thanks so much for your lovely comments.
It was a pleasure working with you. You did a fantastic job.
Hope to see you in Scotland.
All the best Slim 🙂

Jawad Bokhari - - #35225

Slim is a great teacher, he was very generous with his time, tools and materials and allowed me a choice of projects to work on. This work shop has given me a lot practice and skills to go away and work on my own projects. Very pleased with the overall visit.

Response from Ross Leather and Wood:

Hi Jawad thanks very much for your great review. It was lovely meeting you and you were a pleasure to work with. Hope to see you again in Scotland.
All the best Slim.

Richard Mounstephen - - #32752

Being a complete novice and having spent too much time slashing the h*ll out leather scraps with my basic swivel knife I thought it best to get some tutoring. Slim is patient, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very encouraging. I went feeling this craft was probably beyond me, based on my afore mentioned slashing techniques and came away with a fresh perspective and fully enthused to put in the effort and practice. A great day, relaxing atmosphere a fun host/tutor. Definitely Recommend.

Chris Battye - - #26324

As an experienced leather worker I wanted to expand my repertoire and Slim did exactly that. He was extremely knowledgeable in his craft and aimed the training at just the right level. A challenging day as I picked his most difficult design to carve but well worth the effort. Thoroughly recommended to all levels of experience. Comes with the added bonus of lovely accommodation on site - you have to be quick to book up though as it is extremely busy all year round!
Not to be missed

Response from Ross Leather and Wood:

Hi Chris thanks so much for lovely comments, you were an absolute pleasure to work with. It would be great to keep in contact to swap notes. Thanks again. All the best Slim and Nicky.

Frank Potts - - #25719

Great day learning about leather carving. Very enjoyable and Slim was a great tutor.

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