This course is suitable for beginners or those wishing to improve their leather craft skills.There is a choice of a card wallet or passport cover to make and a range of beautiful coloured dye to add to your vegetable tanned, full grain leather. You will learn how to: Cut leather from a pattern Prepare for stitching Hand sew leather using saddle stitch Set rivets Use leather dye Use a variety of traditional leatherwork tools This is an intensive one day course, and it is a great introduction to working and sewing with leather. At the end of the day, you will have gained so many new skills and you will have made yourself a beautiful new leather case. The courses run from 9.00am to 5.00pm including a 30 minute break for lunch. We keep numbers down to 5 people to ensure one to one attension. By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge to make your own simple leather creations or repair an item that needs a little TLC. Starter kits are available to buy at the end of the day if you'd like to practice your new found skill. Simply message Slim to reserve your space. Slim Ross has been a leatherworker for over 30 years and began in his bach on New Zealand's West Coast. He uses traditional methods along with his own unique flare to create high quality, durable pieces.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools along with tea and coffee and biscuits.


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

Cancellation policy

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



Ross Leather and Wood

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