Bardster's Crafts

Contact name: Paul Bradley
Total bookings
over 1 year
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Paul is a skilled craftsman who works in both leather and wood to create beautiful and functional items for everyday use. Paul became involved with Viking re-enactment in 1998 and this started his love of working with leather. Since then he has amassed a large number of tools and techniques. He has a passion for teaching and enjoys passing on the many skills he has learned to others in his workshops His leather items are highly sought after and work has appeared in both museum and film.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Introduction to small goods leather crafting
Next date: 13th May 2023
6 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
16 May 22'

Michael Cann reviewed: Introduction to small goods leather crafting

"The course didn't disappoint in any way. A friendly relaxed day spent learning the basics of leathercraft, providing the confidence to learn more and develop further skills. Paul is a font of knowledge and very happy to answer questions and provide guidance and assistance. I'd have no difficulty in recommending the course to family and friends."

Bardster's Crafts responded:

" Many thanks. Glad you had a great day. "

16 May 22'

June Crow reviewed: Introduction to small goods leather crafting

"A very enjoyable day. I learned a great deal in a short time which is testament to a good teacher. After just 6 hours in a comfortable, friendly and beautiful location, I went home. Very pleased with my first attempt and rearing to go with my own projects. Thank you Paul."

Bardster's Crafts responded:

" Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes"

26 Mar 22'

Simon reviewed: Introduction to small goods leather crafting

"I did this course with Paul last weekend and it was excellent. I have been learning a little bit of leather crafting via YouTube and needed to have some face to face instruction to fix some of the mistakes I’ve been making. Paul was super knowledgeable about leather type and uses and lots for great hints and tips for better technique. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone just starting out."

21 Mar 22'

Emma Jenkins reviewed: Introduction to small goods leather crafting

"I purchased this course as a birthday present for my Dad. Dad said it was a very enjoyable experience and that Paul was marvellous at imparting his knowledge and passion for leather-craft, whether that be to a beginner or someone with more knowledge. The notebook wallet Dad created was beautiful, as well as functional, and he now feels that he would be up to making similar objects from scratch, using the techniques he acquired from Paul at the course."

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