In a relaxed and friendly setting enjoy 4 hours of fun, practical and informative learning making your own A5 leather bound journal.
In a small group of up to 4 students you'll learn the basics of leatherwork, all about the materials and tools, cutting and preparing natural vegetable tanned leather, and traditional hand stitching techniques, as well as fixing hardware.
You'll have the opportunity to personalise your journal with hand stamped detail, and you'll go home with a beautiful unique handmade item.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Tea and homemade cake is provided to keep your energy and creative levels up, and all materials are included in the price.
An 80 sheet plain cartridge paper casebound hardback journal, all hardware, and a choice of natural vegetable tanned leather in a range of colours.
Each leather hide is individually selected for its beautiful natural qualities, complete with hallmarks, scars and markings from the tanning process - a testament to the natural origin of the hide.
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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Thanks to Tracy for a thoroughly enjoyable experience! My sister bought me a half-day workshop as a Christmas present so I chose a clutch bag workshop. There were two of us on the day, plus Tracy. Her workshop is lovely and bright, in a converted dairy barn/shed and she'd emailed me the specific details a few days before so I could find the location easily. Tracy was really patient and broke down the task into manageable steps, meaning it wasn't as intimidating as I'd feared! The process itself was immensely satisfying and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed working with the different leathers. Tracy was also brilliant when I accidentally stabbed myself in the knuckle and bled all over her pristine floor - sorry Tracy! As well as coming away with a bespoke clutch bag in the leather of my choice, I got to personalise it by stamping my initials into the leather. Added to this was Tracy's homemade bara brith at tea break, which was very nearly as good as Mam's! This is a perfect gift for someone creative/practical, as well as for someone who maybe lacks confidence - it was such a buzz seeing the final product! I loved every minute. Thanks Tracy x
What a great day. Doesn't matter if you have never done anything like this before or got a few skills. By the end of this course you will come away so proud that you have made something yourself and learn some new skills. Tracy is a great teacher. I'd highly recommended the courses to anyone.
What a fantastic day!
Mandy Colbourne on Feb 27, 2020
Had a brilliant day learning all about leather and the stages of cutting, preparing, sewing, finishing etc and came home with a fabulous bag incorporating some of the goat skin from one of my own hides. Highly recommend. Tracy is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and happily shares her skills and knowledge. Will definitely be going again. Thank you.
A most enjoyable course and fun. Came home with a lovely belt everything provided even homemade cake. Great idea for birthdays or Christmas presents vouchers available something a little different. I really enjoyed it.
Great day, family really enjoyed themselves. Tracy really knows her stuff and had us all learning and having fun- highly recommend
A great workshop run by Tracy, who has an abundance of knowledge and experience working with leather, and she took time to demonstrate and instruct to the group. I was really pleased with the bespoke apron I made, and will definitely book onto another course in the future.
Thanks Tracy! :)
Great activity day. Loads of different grades and colours of leather to choose from. Had a lovely time time meeting other people and home made cake was a nice touch.
What can I say, from the minute you walk into the delightful studio and inhale the delicious leathery smells you feel relaxed and right at home.
Tracy is very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. The course is taught in a small group so you get as much help and support as you need.
All the materials and equipment are provided so there are no hidden extras once you arrive.
Top Tip: Take your purse and have a look at the discount rail whilst you’re there. Some real bargains can be found 😊
Excellent setting and teacher. I was a complete novice who had never stitched anything or made anything from leather and was thrilled to have designed and made a great functional apron. Great cake as well!:)
I had a lovely time on Tracy's course and having played around with small projects at home using leather offcuts, it was great be tutored by someone with experience so I could learn and apply the basics skills properly.
The courses are held in a beautifully restored barn and you receive an apron and your own little tool kit for the duration. Tracy was friendly, professional and practical, taking us through every step of the make with great patience. We enjoyed a warm drink and a chat afterwards which is always a nice part of working together. I highly recommend booking an experience with her.
I had a very enjoyable evening learning to do leatherwork with friends under Tracy's expert guidance. Everything needed was provided, and all explained brilliantly. I left feeling very accomplished and looking forward to doing more!
Highly recommended for learning a new craft, making useful items and also for spending a fun few hours with a group of friends.
I booked this course as it seemed to include all the main skills required to start working with leather. I was not disappointed. Tracey let the student do everything themselves, nothing is pre prepared so you really do do everything yourself from choosing from a selection of hides, measuring, cutting, drawing, gluing, stitching, riveting and edging. It was a full day and I loved every minute. Tracey helped if you wanted, left you to work if you wanted, but always noticed if I was doing something wrong or needed help. The workshop is lovely and I had a really fab day. I love my apron too!!
A fantastic workshop and has resulted in creating a bespoke apron that I am very proud of and I can't stop showing to everyone - even if they haven't asked to see it!!
The day is very relaxed and the instructions and demonstrations are very clear and if any help is required nothing is too much trouble.
The materials are fantastic quality and the range of leather is huge - the hardest bit is choosing which leather you want to use.
I will definitely be booking onto some other courses this year - think it may become a bit addictive!