Leather Stool Workshop at Hanwell Wine Estate (lunch & wine included)



Enjoy a unique and satisfying experience making your own stool in the beautiful surroundings of Hanwell Wine Estate. Martin your tutor will share with you his years of carpentry and carving experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. Starting with raw materials you will work with high-grade leather and hazelwood, learning to whittle, cut and stitch, so by the end of your day, you will have made your own useful stool.

What you will learn:

Template and leather cutting
Sewing of leather using saddle stitch
Cut and whittle the legs to shape and size
Safety aspects to use all the tools correctly
Outline of the day

Welcome with light refreshments
Introduction to tools and health and safety; get hands on with your tools
Make a template and cut leather
Break for refreshments
Lunch break – 2 course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine
Make the legs
Refreshments with a snack
Finish the day by relaxing on your stool
This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with leather or wood.

By the end of the day, you will have made a gorgeous stool and mastered the basic skills sufficiently to be able to practice on your own.

This workshop will take place outside under shelter.

About your tutor Martin Rollin
An expert in teaching bush craft skills, he was formerly Head of Outdoor Education for Lincolnshire’s Teaching and Learning Centres. He now owns and manages his own outdoor-focused business.

This workshop is a relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side.

“Making something like this, something simple yet challenging, practical yet pleasing, feels good for the soul”

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, the group size will be limited to 8.

(Please note: a minimum number of 4 bookings is required in order for the session to go ahead)

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course homemade lunch served with a glass of wine.


Amanda at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate


Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray
LE14 3QG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


6¾ hours (9:45am to 4:30pm)

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In-person course
Richard Fuggle - - #34135

Really enjoyed the evening with Martin, very informative person with a good sense of humour.
My owl may need a bit to be desired, as he has a crooked beak; just means we have to help him get on with life.
Good venue
Worth going to,

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