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Bespoke Leather

Contact name: Bill Blaikie
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Introduction to Leather Craft
Next date: 11th Feb 2023
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4 Jan 23'

Deniz reviewed: Introduction to Leather Craft

"I had no experience or knowledge about leather let alone the leather craft before booking this course and didn't really know what to expect but I was more than positively surprised. The course has theoretical and practical parts which are both perfectly executed by Bill! He provided a notebook and a pen ready for people like me who come unprepared and shared his knowledge in an easy and understandable way. He did answer all questions in depth and used practical examples to manifest knowledge. Note the practical part! I loved working the material leather and all the other components that come with it. Bill was always helpful to show how do it correctly and encouraged me to improve myself. He did give constructive critique without ever making me feel like I shouldn't be doing this in any way. Thanks to this outstanding Intro to the leather craft and Bill himself. I have gained a new interest in my life that I will try to pursue as a hobby and am hoping to come back to Bill to learn more in a later stage. Thank you Bill for your time and the fantastic course! Can recommend this course to everyone!"

Bespoke Leather responded:

" Thanks Deniz, you were a very able student and I hope you practice your leather work skills You took on a very advanced project on the 2nd day and made it work and learned an awful lot from it. Thank you for the great feedback. Cheers Bill "

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"

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