Leather carving course

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


26 Liberty Road
South Yorkshire
S6 5PT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners


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

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

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.


In-person course
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.

In-person course
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.

In-person course
Frank Potts - - #25719

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

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