Making a Handmade Belt with Nigel Armitage
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About the Course
During this one to one course you will Measure, Cut, Prepare, Stitch & Finish a basic unlined belt.
At the end of the day you will have a belt to take home with you that you have made by hand in the Finest English Bridle Leather and trimmed with a solid steel or brass buckle.
You can choose the leather, buckle & buckle keep to suit your style.
You will learn and have an understanding of the principles of the saddle stitch which can then be applied to other projects and are a good foundation on which to build.
Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured by the Guild of Master Craftsmen along with being an NVQ A1 Assessor.
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?
All materials are provided to make your belt.
All tools needed will be made availabe to achieve this.
A light lunch along with endless tea and coffee is also provided.
Yesterday I had my third lesson with Nigel and came away with new skills and growing enthusiasm for the craft. Nigel is an excellent teacher and a great communicator, taking time to explain the theoretical and mechanical underpinnings of the work so that the understanding needed to tackle a new project is in place... this is not rote learning, but laying foundations for creativity and adventure! We worked on 'upping' my stitching by exploring some different irons and weight and type of threads. We made a brief sally into stitching with and awl...(I think I'll stick to stitching irons where ever possible!) We then went on to make a belt from pattern to finish! A great day!
Sr. Zoe - - #16062
Just finished a weeks course with Nigel. I thoroughly enjoyed it .
Nigel is a great teacher and he has conveyed an amazing amount of knowledge to myself over that week , this included practical demonstrations and step by step guidance through the processes.
He particularly impressed upon me the importance of getting the techniques, right and precise and his patience was immeasurable.
I really admired the way Nigel is so passionate about his craft and making quality handmade leather items.
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in working with leather.
Sarah Cooke - - #13462
Nigel is an awesome teacher - he knows everything there is to know, is happy to impart this knowledge, he is patient, interesting and also great fun to be with. I could not have enjoyed this course any more than I did. I recommmend this course very highly. Although I had learnt quite a lot on-line, nothing beats actual real world tuition. I now supplement his teaching with his amazing vimeo channel and as a result find myself making headway in learning this amazing craft. Nigel is really passionate about keeping this craft alive and this comes across in all that he does. Money well spent!
Stephen o’hare - - #12158
Day three of my week with Nigel involved this course. I had an absolute grand time making the I am currently wearing and will wear for years. Nigel explained everything before we began, and his keen eye observed me at every step to facilitate a quality leather item that I can proudly show off and also use as an example. Nigel is truly in a class of his own! Everyone want to take a leather course need not look further than Armitage Leather.
Hondo Sinclair - - #7043
An excellent course. Run by a highly experienced instructor, who imparts his own high standard of workmanship onto the student during the session. With practical demonstrations and theory to aid in underpinning the learning process. Working with the student, Nigel quickly evaluates the student's skill level and works to improve it. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in leather craft.
Fred Mollison - - #7040
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