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Leather possibles pouch workshop


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COVID-19 Information: If for any reason due to the pandemic we are unable to run this workshop on its planned date (or a participant is unable to attend due to following government guidelines) the affected student(s) will be given reasonable priority for any future dates for the same workshop or will also have the option to book onto an alternative workshop of equal or greater value providing any difference in cost is paid.

(Due to Covid-19 we are aware that some students would prefer to do this workshop as either a 1-2-1 or in a family group. We can offer this workshop by prior arrangement on mutually agreed dates. Please contact us to discuss.)

By the end of the day, participants will leave with their own, handcrafted leather possibles pouch. Along the way, you will learn various skills such as stitching, riveting and cutting leather. There will also be the opportunity to dye and finish the leather and add decoration to make each pouch personal to its creator.

Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.) please bring a suitable apron.

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

What's included in the price?

The price includes tuition, use of the tools and materials including the leather etc.

Tea & coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch and any soft drinks / snacks you require.

If you need to cancel your booking for any reason please contact us as soon as possible.

Our refund policy is:
Over 30 days before the workshop date: Full refund or, alternative date if available.
Between 14 and 30 days before the workshop date: 75% refund or, alternative date if available.
Less than 14 days before the workshop date: no refund given.

Refunds due will be paid to the original payee by the original payment method. If you do not turn up for your workshop, you will not be eligible for a refund nor will you be eligible to move your booking to an alternative date.

In the unlikely event that a workshop has to be cancelled by Evancliffe Leathercraft, you will be offered the choice of a full refund or the opportunity to book onto an alternative workshop (if available). You will be given as much notice as possible if a workshop has to be cancelled.

This policy may be subject to change so please check at the time of booking. The policy in place at the time of booking a place on a workshop will apply in the event of cancellation.


Evancliffe Leathercraft at Evancliffe Leathercraft
19 Holywood
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 3HE
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners

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1 day (10:00am to 4:00am)

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In-person course
- - #31206

A truly enjoyable and informative course. The instruction was clear and concise. The arrangement of all tools and materials was in such away that it was easy to use.
The instruction by two excellent craftspeople was wonderful and you were treated as a family friend.
I was on this course on 10th Oct 20 and would highly recommend it.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

We're really pleased that you enjoyed the workshop. Good luck with your future leatherwork.

In-person course
- - #28250

I would like to thank Wendy and Clive for the pouch making course I attended recently, it was a great introduction as a beginner to leatherwork with a lot of processes and techniques covered, saddle stitching, dyeing, riveting etc , and good practice with a variety of tools.
I learned a lot in a short space of time, and feel more confident to continue with my own leatherwork projects, and would recommend the course to anyone that's looking to get into working with leather

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for this excellent review.

We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the workshop.

In-person course
- - #25734

Because of how much i loved the belt making course, i was back the next weekend to learn how to make a cute pouch! Wendy and Clive taught this so perfectly that if you were a complete beginner you could still keep up whilst having fun, as well as if like me you had some knowledge they would push your skill a bit further and factor in your weakness' to improve them efficiency. I thoroughly enjoyed coming back again, and can assure each visit gets even better !
On this course we got to fully personalise our pouch and im truly proud of mine. Thank you so much again ! Im so happy i joined your leather workshops !

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you so much for the review. It is great to get feedback and know that you have enjoyed the workshops so much!

In-person course
- - #25612

I'd highly recommend this course, absolutely fantastic. Both Wendy and Clive were super helpful and very patient with our onslaught of questions, which they always had an answer for! I've done craft work in the past and meddled with leather before but I still learned a vast amount of new skills and got an opportunity to try new tools I'd not be able to without investing in them myself. Worth every penny!

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed the workshop and learnt new skills even having had some leatherwork experience before.

In-person course
- - #19649

This was a fabulous course! I feel that I have learned far more than ever expected to learn! The tutors were knowledgeable and patient and explained the various elements really well. I am really looking forward to going on another lf their courses in the future!

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you so much for the review Joe! It was great to meet you.

The pouches produced on the workshop were great!

We have just announced a new date for the Bag Making Workshop which I know you and some of the others on the Pouch Workshop were interested in.

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