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Leather craft workshop with the Backward Vendor

Leather craft workshop with the Backward Vendor

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Come and discover the art of handcrafting leather with one of the most versatile leather artisans working in London today.

Come and experience and learn of the intricacies involved in leather crafting. From leather dying to cutting and finishing stitching, construct and create your own leather goods. Choose from a wide variety of vegetable tan leather goods, gain and acquire the skills involved in handcrafting and make your own.

Tools and Materials provided, please bring some your own ideas!

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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Workshop Tools

We use a wide variety of quality traditional tools and materials in the construction of our leather goods. The use of these tools are equally important and are an essential component to the traditional craft process, they further ensure a high quality finish.

Vegetable Tan leather

Vegetable tan is a process of primarily using the yellowish and brownish organic substance present in oak and spruce bark and plant tissues. Used to conserve collagen, (the skins main structural protein), this process of preservation prevents the breakdown and decomposition of the collagen.
In addition to this preservation, vegetable tanning gives the leather a great plasticity and strength, with time the leather develops its own unique patina ageing beautifully. Vegetable-tanned leathers are biodegradable and are regarded as one of the most environmentally friendly processes, this is also one of the oldest methods of tanning, dating back thousands of years, which is still in practice today.


April at thebackwardvendor
23 Gossamer Gardens
Greater London
E2 9FN
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Suitable for

  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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