Come along and make a complete leather & canvas rucksack in one day! On the course you will firstly learn about different types of leather and how to select the right type for your bag. You will use a ready made pattern to create your rucksack but may adapt it slightly to your taste and needs. For example, you can make it with or without a front patch pocket. The design includes an inside zipped pocket for your valuables and adjustable straps for comfort. The rucksack also has long buckle straps to allow for more or less stuff to go inside depending on the length of your adventure! The rucksack measures 40cm wide and 50cm tall when fully open and 10cm deep at the base. Tools, equipment and materials are all provided with a range of colours of both leather and canvas to choose from, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Subsequently, you may also emboss your initials onto the bag for that personal touch! Please contact me when booking to discuss your requirements.
Workshop duration: 1 day, 10am-5pm with 45 mins for lunch
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Tools, equipment and materials are all provided with a range of colours of both leather and canvas to choose from, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Subsequently, you may also emboss your initials onto the bag for that personal touch! Please contact me when booking to discuss your requirements. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, there is a cafe next door for lunch (or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch).
1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)
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The Rucksack Workshop was a full-on day of learning new skills. I am new to leather craft and learnt a lot from Rosanna. She is a great teacher, guiding through every step, answering any questions about the materials & process, and providing future recommendations. The studio is a peaceful, creative space to work. The template patterns were ready to use, only having to choose the material from an extensive range of coloured leather, canvas, lining and thread. If I made a mistake, Rosanna helped fix it and showed me how to avoid repeating the mistake going forward. The result was a high-quality rucksack that feels very personal. I found Rosanna to be very accommodating, willing to pick me up from the train station due to travel problems I had that day. I would highly recommend anyone interested to try one of Rosanna’s workshops; there is something to learn if you are a novice or experienced.
The whole day was just wonderful. Right from the start, when you arrive at the lovely creative studio in such peaceful surroundings, you then choose the colour of the leather and then the colour of the canvas and then of course the colour of the lining. Choices, choices, choices! I have done a previous course with Rosanna so I knew just how organised and what a great teacher she was. The patterns were all ready for us to cut out and she explained everything we had to do in great detail and helped us when we got to a tricky bit! I wanted to learn how to sew leather and how to construct a bag and that is exactly what happened and I had a great time doing it. I returned home with my lovely rucksack and everyone said how talented I was. Rosanna is the talented one but just a tiny bit of that has rubbed off on me! If you are thinking about doing a course with Rosanna, just sign up, you won't regret it.
Response from Rosanna Clare:Arh thank you Kate, what a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the course - and you are very talented! xx
Fantastic day learning some important skills. Lovely choice of materials and Rosanna is wonderful and very patient. You simply cannot go wrong with this course it is a perfect day out! Book now!
This was my third workshop with Rosanna, this time my fiancé joined us to make 'his & hers' rucksacks! We love the fact we’ve made something unique & learnt skills for future use.
We thoroughly enjoyed the day, choosing the canvas, leather & the templates definitely made things easier.
Rosanna is a great teacher and was always on hand, especially with some of the tricky sewing, which the sewing machines handled with ease.
If you like crafting, the opportunity to learn from a great teacher, to use great materials & take away something unique then book yourself on this course, you won’t be disappointed!
Response from Rosanna Clare:Thanks for a lovely review Kellie - so glad you enjoyed it 😉
My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our rucksack making day.
Rosanna guided us carefully and patiently through every step of the process.
It was great to work through the process and very satisfying by mid afternoon to see the rucksack taking shapes as stitched leather and canvas together and affixed the rivets. Very proud and totally pleased with the finished product.