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Leatherwork: Purse and Belt Making

Duration: 9.30am - 4pm

Price: £100

Book with: Fay Kenyon
at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane, Sheffield
S7 2QZ

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About the Course

Leather purse and belt making in Ecclesall Woods.

Please note this is a change of course name and content from the advertised Leatherwork: axe and knife sheath on this date.

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 to make a leather belt and a simple coin purse. With these skills you will then be able to go on to make bags, simple sandals and shoes as well as repairs to existing things you might have which need a bit of TLC!
You will learn about and how to:
• 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
• learn where leather comes from and how to make better choices when buying leather products

Ruth Pullan is a leatherworker based in Yorkshire who specialises in hand stitched leather work using British materials and traditional techniques.

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day.

You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks and biscuits are provided!

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A very enjoyable and informative day. We used a variety of tools and fixings. The sheaths we made turned out very well and are useful. Ruth, the tutor, was very helpful and interesting.

- - #8183

Great course Ruth was a warm and friendly tutor. There was enough material, equipment and plain understandable tuition for us to follow and come away with two complete pieces of work and ideas to do more. I'm already planning what to do next. All of this plus a very pleasant surroundings to hold courses. A really nice days work.

- - #8139

Very enjoyable course in good surroundings. Ruth explained things clearly and at the end of the course I had completed the axe and knife sheaths, and was well on the way to making a 2nd axe sheath. Many thanks.

- - #8134

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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