Course Provider: Leather Courses Britain
Contact Name: Gaynor Howell
Telephone: 01437 563 110
The Old Chapel
Course Length: 3 full days
5 star rating, 4 reviewers.
A rare opportunity to learn how to wet-mould vegetable tanned leather and create a bespoke moulded leather bag or rucksack. This three day intermediate level and exploratory course is equally suitable for men or women and teaches the basic skills required to create moulded leather goods. This is a very practical, hands-on course focusing on wet-moulding and hand stitching vegetable tanned leather. During the course you will make two hand-made moulded products; the first will be a small item to help build your skills and confidence, while the second will be a leather bag or rucksack made using a pre-prepared pattern. During the three days you will be offered plenty of support and encouragement to help you learn and master this fascinating process.
Our Moulded Leather Bag or Rucksack course is held in a beautiful 19th Century Welsh chapel at the foot of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
(Please note, we can only offer 5 places on this course. You can book as an individual or group. This course is taught at intermediate level so is suitable for those who have had previous experience of traditional leatherwork. Please contact us for suitability and more information if you'd like to attend as a beginner.
To ensure each student has sufficient tuition the course has two tutors and a maximum of 5 student places available.
What's included in the price?
Everything! There are no hidden extras! All leather and attachments required to make your moulded leather bag or rucksack sleeve are included in the course fee. A spacious workspace is allocated to each student and tools, tea, coffee and afternoon cakes are provided too so all you’ll need to bring along is yourself and a packed lunch. Three full days of professional leatherwork tuition with course notes and plenty of help and advice in sourcing leather and materials so you can continue leatherwork at home.
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