Learn how to enhance your leather items by adding a unique hand tooled design. This is an opportunity to learn new skills to make any leather project stand out. With your new skills, you will be able to make personal gifts for family and friends. Learn to use dyes, antique gel and many other tips to help you along your way to leather tooling. A comprehensive list will be provided for you to take away including where to purchase leather, dyes, tools etc. Even if you are working with a budget, this will help you find all the equipment you need as I have done all the hard work for you. With just the basic tools, you can get started on your tooling/stamping journey. Weekdays are also available on request

What's included in the price?

What type of leather to use for tooling Choose a leather pattern for your project How to cut out a pattern from leather How to choose a design and customise it to fit your pattern How to transfer your design to the leather Learn to use a swivel knife Learn how to use Stamps on the leather and different types of stamps Learn about different dyes Learn how to resist and use antique gel Learn how to burnish the edges How to saddle stitch How to protect your leather piece once finished All leather, patterns, tools and dyes will be provided Take home a pre tooled design for you to practice on Tea, coffee and snacks provided. Lunch can be provided as well, please state if vegetarian, vegan or have allergies.


2 days (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Dark Dog Designs

with Craft Courses since 2022

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My background is in engineering on the railway. I have always been hands on. Due to ill health, I retired from the railway. I have always been making things . My partner brought a 2 day leather course which I thoroughly enjoyed. I went on to try my hand at tooling/stamping leather. I practiced until I had reached a good standard. I was then asked to teach so that gave me a huge confidence to start teaching hand tooling. I am enjoying teaching others through the process which I have learnt for myself and can now pass on. I have recently started a Tiktok account which will show my new project of armour making for LARPS and Cosplay

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Spooky
  • Intermediate level
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Father's Day
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Romantic
  • Residential
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
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32 Adisham Green, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne, ME10 2SR