Bespoke Leather

Contact name: Bill Blaikie
Total bookings
about 8 years
with CraftCourses

Courses, kits & gifts

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Introduction to Leather Craft
Next date: Aug 27th
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Making a hand stitched satchel
Next date: Sep 28th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
16 Mar 22'

Jan reviewed: Introduction to Leather Craft

"A really great course, I learnt so much and will never look at a bag in the same way again! Bill is a brilliant tutor; knowledgeable, enthusiastic and endlessly patient as well as being a purveyor of very superior biscuits."

Bespoke Leather responded:

" Thanks for a very enjoyable weekend Jan."

7 Mar 22'

Alex Cook reviewed: Introduction to Leather Craft

"Having started with no leather work ability to coming away with two finished pieces. A totally brilliant and immersive two days of learning from an incredibly knowledgeable and patient 'Bill'. Absolutely recommended for anyone wanting to learn leather. Thankyou."

Bespoke Leather responded:

" Thanks Alex, thats very kind. Best wishes Bill"

28 Feb 22'

Jonathan reviewed: Introduction to Leather Craft

"What to write ? How to express my 2-day experience in a few words ? For interest/inspiration, I cast an eye over the reviews of other participants - and found, that they all say exactly what I felt and experienced - they all reinforce our shared experience. Bill is 'passionate about his craft and teaching others'; he has 'a wealth of history and experience in the trade which he generously shares'; and, 'I left this workshop with too many skills to apply, an appreciation for the craft and an appetite to learn more.' Plus, of course, a need to practice ! His enthusiasm for the work, his patience as a teacher, and his warmth, his sense of humour ("Rocket Man") and his wealth of stories, made for a highly enjoyable couple of days. I really enjoyed learning from Bill - and I did learn and will practice - and with pleasure, highly recommend his courses."

Bespoke Leather responded:

" Thanks Jonathan, glad you enjoyed the course and that you will carry on the good work. Cheers Bill"

14 Feb 22'

Richard and Jenny Bunn reviewed: Introduction to Leather Craft

"Thank you Bill for a fantastic couple of days. We arrived as complete novices and emerged with beautiful pieces that we can genuinely say we designed and made ourselves. In between Bill shared his wealth of skills, wisdom and knowledge with enthusiasm, patience and humour. Great setting for the course in his workshop full of tools, leathers, widgets ...and teabags, leaving an understanding and respect for the craftsman's art too. Highly recommended."

Bespoke Leather responded:

" Thanks Jenny and Richard for a very enjoyable weekend and great review. You both were great and picked up the necessary skills very quickly. Cheers Bill"

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