Leather: Small hand stitched leather bags, purses and belts - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater
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About the Course
Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials. Join her for this workshop which will give you the basic skills needed for leather work. Using these skills you will make a belt and a simple coin purse (or a small leather bag on Sept 20th) and by the end of the day you will have the confidence to apply these newly learned techniques to your own projects.
You will learn how to:
- dye and condition natural vegetable tanned leather
- stitch using the two needle traditional saddler's stitch
- bevel and burnish raw edges for a professional finish
- fit buckles and fastenings
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
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Course Start DatesFriday 13th July 2018
Sunday 15th July 2018
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