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Leather Craft for Beginners and Improvers


Duration: One Day

Price: £115

Run by: Slim Ross
at Ross Leather and Wood

26 Liberty Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S6 5PT

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About the Course

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.

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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 qualty, durable pieces.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools along with tea and coffee and a lovely lunch. If you have any dietry requirements, please bring them with you.


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A warm welcome kicked off a great day. I walked in not knowing one end of a cow from another and left inspired to make a set of Louis Vuitton luggage. A very rewarding course covering a lot of hands on stuff. Slim is a brill teacher, no pressure, takes you through everything methodically at your own pace all coxed along with plenty of tea and biscuits and a beautiful lunch, a very hospitable host.

Thanks again Slim for an extremely enjoyable and productive day

- - #21431

What a brilliant craftsman!! Most enjoyable Workshop. Would highly recommend to anyone. Hoping to book on to another course soon with my son.
Thanks slim

- - #21046

Response from Ross Leather and Wood:

Thanks Steve, you did brilliantly and it was fantastic working with you.

Brilliant course! We did this as a couple to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary (leather!) and had the best time making passport holders for each other.
Slim was a fantastic teacher who provided the perfect level of guidance and support ensuring we had fun and were able to complete the project for ourselves. A wonderful home made lunch was included, along with all refreshments, and we got to spend the latter part of the afternoon stitching next to the fire pit which was really relaxing.
Absolutely in love with our passport holders and the wonderful memories they will hold for us for years to come.
Thank you Slim!

- - #20660

Absolutely awesome day...
Had high expectations of the course, having seen the quality of Slim's leather work, and they were definitely met. The course was set out really well, with good explanations, and constant support from Slim.
Don't think I could be any happier, I have learnt a new skill and have a wallet that will last a lifetime.
The value is great and the lunch provided was well above standard.
THANK YOU SLIM....

- - #20023

Fantastic course!
Spent an amazing day making a wonderful card wallet. Very intensive day, but Slim was behind us every single step. A very supportive teacher.
Family friendly and relaxing setting. We were fully looked after, from coffee in the morning to a delicious stew for lunch.
Excellent value for money.
If you are doing one course this year, make sure it's with Slim!

- - #20020

Slim was incredibly knowledgeable about leather work and such a relaxed and calm teacher. Thanks Slim, we'll definitely be back.
Nicola

- - #19810

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 28th April 2019
Sunday 12th May 2019
Sunday 26th May 2019
Sunday 9th June 2019
Sunday 16th June 2019
Sunday 7th July 2019
Sunday 21st July 2019
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