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Leather Clutch Purse Workshop

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In a relaxed and friendly setting enjoy 4 hours of fun, practical and informative learning making a simple but perfectly formed envelope style clutch purse. In a small group of up to 4 students you'll learn the basics of leatherwork, all about the materials and tools, cutting and preparing natural vegetable tanned leather, and traditional hand stitching techniques, as well as fixing hardware and embossing. You'll have the opportunity to personalise your clutch with hand embossed details, either to the front of the clutch or a special hidden message under the flap. You'll go home with a beautiful completely unique handmade item.

Covid Update - The studio is light and airy with good natural ventilation, and the leather working bench is large enough to fit 4 students comfortably within the social distancing guidelines. Each student will have their own set of tools which will be sanitised before and after every workshop and further sanitising measures will be taken throughout. Handwashing and sanitiser facilities on entry. I want to make sure everyone feels comfortable with our Covid procedures, so if you have any queries please ask.

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What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the price, a choice of natural vegetable tanned leather in a range of colours, and all fixtures and hardware. Most importantly tea and homemade cake is provided to keep your energy and creative levels up!


Tracy Watkins at Coterie leather Studio
Croft House
SA67 8HR
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)

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- - #30730

What a great day. Doesn't matter if you have never done anything like this before or got a few skills. By the end of this course you will come away so proud that you have made something yourself and learn some new skills. Tracy is a great teacher. I'd highly recommended the courses to anyone.

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- - #30715

What a fantastic day!
Mandy Colbourne on Feb 27, 2020
Had a brilliant day learning all about leather and the stages of cutting, preparing, sewing, finishing etc and came home with a fabulous bag incorporating some of the goat skin from one of my own hides. Highly recommend. Tracy is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and happily shares her skills and knowledge. Will definitely be going again. Thank you.

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- - #30712

A most enjoyable course and fun. Came home with a lovely belt everything provided even homemade cake. Great idea for birthdays or Christmas presents vouchers available something a little different. I really enjoyed it.

In-person course
- - #30677

Great day, family really enjoyed themselves. Tracy really knows her stuff and had us all learning and having fun- highly recommend

In-person course
- - #30716

A great workshop run by Tracy, who has an abundance of knowledge and experience working with leather, and she took time to demonstrate and instruct to the group. I was really pleased with the bespoke apron I made, and will definitely book onto another course in the future.
Thanks Tracy! :)

In-person course
- - #30682

Great activity day. Loads of different grades and colours of leather to choose from. Had a lovely time time meeting other people and home made cake was a nice touch.

In-person course
- - #30654

What can I say, from the minute you walk into the delightful studio and inhale the delicious leathery smells you feel relaxed and right at home.
Tracy is very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. The course is taught in a small group so you get as much help and support as you need.
All the materials and equipment are provided so there are no hidden extras once you arrive.

Top Tip: Take your purse and have a look at the discount rail whilst you’re there. Some real bargains can be found 😊

In-person course
- - #29426

Excellent setting and teacher. I was a complete novice who had never stitched anything or made anything from leather and was thrilled to have designed and made a great functional apron. Great cake as well!:)

In-person course
- - #29417

I had a lovely time on Tracy's course and having played around with small projects at home using leather offcuts, it was great be tutored by someone with experience so I could learn and apply the basics skills properly.
The courses are held in a beautifully restored barn and you receive an apron and your own little tool kit for the duration. Tracy was friendly, professional and practical, taking us through every step of the make with great patience. We enjoyed a warm drink and a chat afterwards which is always a nice part of working together. I highly recommend booking an experience with her.

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- - #29419

I had a very enjoyable evening learning to do leatherwork with friends under Tracy's expert guidance. Everything needed was provided, and all explained brilliantly. I left feeling very accomplished and looking forward to doing more!
Highly recommended for learning a new craft, making useful items and also for spending a fun few hours with a group of friends.

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- - #29384

I booked this course as it seemed to include all the main skills required to start working with leather. I was not disappointed. Tracey let the student do everything themselves, nothing is pre prepared so you really do do everything yourself from choosing from a selection of hides, measuring, cutting, drawing, gluing, stitching, riveting and edging. It was a full day and I loved every minute. Tracey helped if you wanted, left you to work if you wanted, but always noticed if I was doing something wrong or needed help. The workshop is lovely and I had a really fab day. I love my apron too!!

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- - #29401

A fantastic workshop and has resulted in creating a bespoke apron that I am very proud of and I can't stop showing to everyone - even if they haven't asked to see it!!
The day is very relaxed and the instructions and demonstrations are very clear and if any help is required nothing is too much trouble.
The materials are fantastic quality and the range of leather is huge - the hardest bit is choosing which leather you want to use.
I will definitely be booking onto some other courses this year - think it may become a bit addictive!

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