Make your very own Hand Stitched Leather Belt
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About the Course
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Hand Stitched Leather Belt.
Our workshop classes are brand new to London and started November 2017 and are all geared for people with little or no experience of working with, and Saddle Stitching vegetable tanned leathers of various thicknesses depending on the course you choose, with classes kept to a maximum of 4 people. (The Belt Making workshop is a maximum of 2 people)
We always have a choice of Belting leathers for you to choose from to make your own Belt.
We usually have at least 2 different Brown leathers, Black and also Red to choose from. You can also choose from a selection of new buckles and different coloured threads.
The most popular width belt made is a 1.5 inch width, perfect for jeans or casual wear. If you would like to make a different size width just let us know when booking and we’ll ensure we have the correct size buckles.
Our workshop courses are also a great introduction if you work with fabrics and want to know more about working with and combining leather with your materials, bags etc.
We also provide you with an info pack giving details on where you can buy your own Leathers, tools and hardware if you wished to take your new skills forward at your own pace.
You’ll be fully guided throughout your session by our commercial Leathersmith, Richard Williamson the founder of RW Works. You'll be shown all about the various traditional leather working hand tools you’ll be using and encouraged to first practice using the various hand tools on off-cuts of leather to build your familiarity and confidence.
There is nothing better than the feeling of making your very own leather goods that you’ll love to use and last you for decades, ageing uniquely over the years.
You’ll be shown how to cut, mark and chisel your stitching holes, burnish your edges, set any hardware, wax your thread, and finally hand stitch your item using a traditional Saddle Stitch for strength, one length of thread with a needle at each end.
Don’t worry at all if you’re unfamiliar with any of the above as you’ll be given demo’s of each stage and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you’ll pick it up.
We look forward to seeing you on the day and if you can arrive 5 minutes prior to your course start time, that’d be perfect.
Parking is free in the surrounding roads and nearest public transport is Hanwell Railway Station, or Ealing Broadway and Boston Manor Tube Stations.
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?
We have no hidden extras on our courses. All the leather and any hardware fittings are included in your course cost along with use of all the tools you’ll need to make your very own leather item.
We also provide you with plenty of soft drinks, teas/coffees biscuits & cakes!
If you have any specific dietary needs, please bring them along.
If you don't see a course date that suits you, please contact us via email and we'll do our best to accommodate.
I had a really enjoyable day on the workshop and made my own belt, what more can I say, a really good day!
Working with vegetable tanned leather was really interesting, and burnishing the edges was not something I knew about, and also learnt a lot about whats involved in creating a special design belt. Thanks for all the guidance Richard. I love my belt!
Bobbi Nixon - - #12225
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Course Start DatesThursday 18th January 2018
Sunday 21st January 2018
Thursday 25th January 2018
Saturday 27th January 2018
Thursday 1st February 2018
Thursday 8th February 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
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