About the Course
Learn the art of leather craft with me, Philip, in the historic market town of Faversham.
I make bespoke leather goods by commission here in the UK and all over the world. I also sell my goods online via Etsy and social media channels.
I have recently started taking on students in order to pass on the skills and the tradition of leather craft that I have learnt over the years from generations before me.
There are leather craft courses and then there are luxury leather craft courses, we specialise in the latter. We create contemporary designs using traditional tools and techniques.
The course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to work with leather, no matter what level you believe you are currently at.
Whether a complete beginner or someone with experience who wants to learn more advanced techniques. We will give you the confidence and ability to create amazing pieces.
I begin with showing you the various types and grades of leather, where to buy and what to look for to get the highest quality available. We explain the use of various traditional leather tools, how to use them for cutting, skiving (thinning), creasing, folding and forming. We guide you through the process of hand stitching, explaining why it is superior to machine stitching and why the world's most exclusive luxury leather goods are done this way.
There are too many skills to mention, but lessons are always carried out at the pace in which you learn and courses are always tailored towards your wants and needs.
Each student is unique, just like the natural leather pieces you will create.
The skills learnt will enable you to produce your own leather goods for personal use, to make for friends and family or to sell. Being able to make leather goods to a high standard is a great way to supplement your income or even take it full time in your own home.
We unlock the heavily guarded secrets kept by the apex European fashion houses. Techniques that you will never find in any other UK courses, books, or online sources.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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?
Included in the 8hr full day package is a light lunch - options available. We are also able to cater for any dietary requirement you have - allergies/vegan/vegetarian/religious.
Tea and (fresh) coffee available at all times. (Plant/nut based milks available too)
Leather, thread and hardware to create your item.
Pick up and drop off from Faversham train station in our vehicle - easy access and direct from London Victoria station or St Pancras International.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.