Sometimes what you want to learn is not listed in a specific course.
Think of this as an 'All Skills Session', an opportunity to look at a specific area or item you need to work on.
This can include such things as: Inlays, Overlays, Piping, Rolled Edges, Handles, Padding, Lining, Gussets, Design, Pattern Making, Plaiting, Whip Making, Quirts, Sheaths, Welts, Straps, Pouches, Hinges, Closures and the list goes on.
If you have an area you...
This is a more complex course and a higher level of skill will be expected before undertaking this course.
You will need to be able to proficiently measure and cut leather along with having a reasonable command of the Saddle Stitch.
If making a box, you will learn how to measure and cut accurately, cut mitres to create a mite joint and of course, box stitch.
If making a tub, you will learn to measure...
Here, you choose the content of the course.
Sometimes, what you want is just not listed so you can let me know what it is you would like to work on.
Often this is where a student has a specific project or design they would like to develop and work on.
In the past students have chosen: design, pattern making, product development or product specific skills.
Each session is tailored to you, your level of...
During this one to one course a basic introduction to leather work is given, during which we will examine the tools, materials and process of making items from leather.
In this course we will touch on Design, Measuring, Cutting, Marking & Stitching and examples of different styles.
Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover of all the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your...
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...
During this course you will Measure, Cut, Prepare, Stitch & Finish a basic Bi-Fold Wallet much like the one found in the video on Armitage Leather YouTube channel. You will have the finished item to take with you as well as the instruction pack & a pattern-set in the leather of your choice to practise in your own time.
The wallet design can be changed but please be aware that there may not be enough...
During this one to one course a more focused instruction into the traditional Saddle Stitch will be given.
Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover all of the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your own pace.
During the course you will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques and applications used to achieve the saddle stitch.
Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured...
I understand often, distance can be a factor when looking for one to one lessons.
With the onset of the modern age however, instruction can be given online via Skype.
These sessions again are tailored to your needs and can be used for general skills, specific sessions or consultations.
All you will need is a good internet connection, a webcam and your own tools.
Whilst face to face lessons are always the best option, online...