Nigel has been a bespoke maker for thirty years focusing on the longstanding traditions of making leather goods completely by hand. Six years ago, after many requests, Nigel began teaching one to one classes passing on these techniques.
Today, Nigel can now be found sharing his skills offering both individual and group courses in his Midlands based workshop which has been specifically designed to offer the best learning experience.
"Nigel was a great teacher, he was patient and encouraging as this was my first leather course. I instantly felt at ease upon entering his wonderful smelling workshop! I left with an incredible hand made wallet and a keen interest in this incredible skill. I have purchased Nigels Leathercraft book for more knowledge and ideas, I will definitely book in again to learn much more."
"Perfect introduction to leathercraft. Met with Nigel who delivered a well paced step-by-step walk-through of the thought processes, tools and skills required to take a project from concept through to final product. Left with a wallet to be proud of, and a new hobby for life."
"I had a superb day with Nigel. He helped to improve my skills at every step in the way the ubiquitous veteran pilot talks down the rookie in the seat of the Jumbo Jet to a perfect landing. Nigel's style is relaxed yet he imparts so much knowledge and information in the day that you are just eager to get home to put it all into practice. The workshop setting and facilities are really good, endless coffee (or tea) humour, skills and patience. I came away not only better armed and less likely to damage myself or my tools but with a better knowledge of the best leather to use for distinct projects and a lot of encouragement to experiment. I will definitiely be back and thoroughly recommend the course to anyone wanting to improve and broaden their knowledge in leatherworking."
"Attended a introduction to leather work course with Nigel, and had an informative fun day. Nigel’s knowledge is second to none, and he explains things in a way that’s both interesting and easy to understand. So much so that I am in the process of obtaining my own tools so that I can progress my learning further. Once I have practiced, I will definitely be looking to do another course with Nigel again."