Catherine Edwards Leather reviews

14 Apr 24'

Amanda Walker reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"My sister and I had a fantastic day with Catherine. A wonderful sense of achievement completing a bag from the uncut leather to the finished product. We learnt so much, will definitely be booking in for another course with Catherine."

5 Dec 23'

Cath reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Had amazing experience, Cathy was so welcoming and loves leather. Choosing colours and cutting the leather was great and Cathy's expert help any time was so helpful. Cathy never took over, she just showed 'how' and gave all the encouragement needed. Had the best day. Thank you Cath."

31 Aug 23'

Matthew reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Absorbing day in a pristine workshop with great relaxed tuition by Catherine and a lovely bag at the end. The dogs were a bonus as well!"

29 Aug 23'

Greg Barton reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Fascinating and enjoyable day with Catherine, learned loads and ended up with a very decent looking bag at the end!"

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Thanks Greg, glad you enjoyed the day!"

10 Aug 23'

Colin J. reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Catherine is a good teacher, patient, calm and a very nice person. The workshop is a nice place to work/ learn and the course (Travellers bags) was successful! The two of us finished the product, one comfortably and one scampering to complete! But, Catherine was calm and reassuring that time was ok, which assuaged my uncomfortable feelings of needing to rush. The sewing together took longer than I, we and I suspect she, imagined. Overall, a great experience, good value for money and I soundly recommend it."

30 Jul 23'

Sana reviewed: One to One Leathercraft Workshop

"Such a lovely class. Had a really good time today!"

27 Jul 23'

Martin reviewed: One to One Leathercraft Workshop

"Brilliant day learning about leather and how to craft it from a Master Craftsperson and excellent teacher. Really gentle teaching at my own pace and very much supporting self directed learning. I arrived full of questions and there was never a moment when I felt she was pushing me into just getting on with the task. Totally brilliant day. Thoroughly recommended."

17 Jul 23'

Jason Hardiman reviewed: Leather apron workshop

"Another great day with Katherine she is an absolute superstar I really enjoyed my day. I was making an apron on this visit and was really chuffed with the result. I will be back because each time I learn more skills and gain more confidence. If you're wanting to learn a new skill with a very patient experienced tutor, I highly recommend you get it booked."

1 Jul 23'

Jane Hammill reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Fabulous day with Catherine. Came away with a beautiful traveller’s bag. Catherine is a joy to be with. No complicated mathematics to grasp. Dividers do the job! 😁 The most challenging thing is deciding which leather to use. So happy with this day course. "

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Dividers are my favourite tool! What a lovely day we had, well done you two, the time flew by!"

30 Jun 23'

Adrian Rhodes reviewed: Leather apron workshop

"Just had a wonderful day making a leather apron with Catherine Edwards. It was well out of my comfort zone - but I had such a good time. Catherine is a warm and generous teacher, passionate about her craft and with a lifetime of experience to impart. She gently guided me from one small task to another, making sure I made my own apron whilst she demonstrated on another. I practiced many techniques - and some I even mastered! - till the end of the day came and I realised I held in my hand a beautiful and practical item of leatherwear - and I’d made it! Catherine never made me feel I was slow or clumsy - just that I was achieving something. She has a magic touch - not only as a craftsman, but as a teacher. Oh, and having a quiet lunch in delightful Hebden Bridge was lovely. Highly recommended."

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Thankyou Adrian, you were marvellously easy to teach so it made my job very straightforward! Hope to see you again soon."

16 Apr 23'

Martin Parsons reviewed: Introduction to Leatherwork

"Had a very pleasant morning making a Journal cover and key fob. Cathy was an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable. She is very easy to get along with and patient as a saint. "

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Thankyou Martin, so glad you are happy with your lovely makes! "

8 Apr 23'

Kevin Martin reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Brilliant leather bag making day with the wonderful Cathy at Catherine Edwards Leather. Cathy ensured we had the perfect Apache green leather to then design, then create the most beautiful work bag for my partner! It was a long day but very rewarding, informative and sociable! Hebden Bridge was lovely in the sunshine too! "

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Thanks so much Kevin! Hope Gemma liked the shoulder bag, Cathy"

28 Mar 23'

Steph Hughes reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Catherine was a brilliant tutor! We absolutely loved this leather bag course. We had the most wonderful time choosing leather and creating the bag. I was so impressed at how quickly it came together and how professional the finished bag looks. What a perfect way to spend the day. The studio is a lovely space filled with old tools. I could move in! 😄 Thanks Catherine for making our day so perfect. "

27 Mar 23'

Liza Malby-Tynan reviewed: Introduction to Leatherwork

"This course was by far the best course I have ever done. Cathy was incredible - a fantastic teacher and so easygoing. She had already worked out how to make the item that I wanted to make, printed pictures and selected the right leather. She showed me all the techniques to make the item and I left with a very very beautiful thing. I can't recommend this course or Cathy enough. "

11 Mar 23'

Gillie Foster reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"I spent the day with the lovely, patient Cathy making a bag of my dreams. It’s such a lovely workshop and Catherine felt like a friend. Such a great experience, I’m sure I’ll return "

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"See you very soon, I hope! Cx"

2 Mar 23'

Laura C reviewed: Make your own leather dog collar and lead

"Great experience from start to finish. Catherine is very warm, welcoming and makes you feel relaxed. Had a great time and loved learning how to make my own dogs collar and lead. I found it really interesting and now have got the "bug" so am going to try making some on my own 😁 Recommend to anyone who has an interest in this and would like to have a try themselves. Would make a great gift for someone! Thank you x"

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Thanks so much Laura, we had a great time talking dogs and puppies and making the collar and lead for Miss Minnie! I've been having a good old look at your shop MinMont Pets, looks brilliant, lovely website! Cx"

27 Feb 23'

Dale reviewed: One to One Leathercraft Workshop

"“Fabulous day with Catherine Edwards learning basic leather working techniques. We designed and made a wonderful bespoke knife sheath. Highly recommended”"

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Thanks Dale, next workshop is a sword scabbard!"

27 Feb 23'

Scott reviewed: One to One Leathercraft Workshop

"We had a great day in the workshop with Cathy working on a couple of projects. We had little to no previous experience but Cathy took us through each step demonstrating a real range of techniques. A really relaxed pace to the day and the tea and chat flowed. Ended up with a stunning belt and also covered a lantern handle. Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks again."

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Thankyou so much Scott, you and your uncle were a joy to teach!"

23 Feb 23'

Kevin Martin reviewed: Introduction to Leatherwork

"5 star experience. I had a fab day with Catherine. Very relaxing, interesting and memorable. We got to make some really nice and useful items, which will last forever! I will be booking another day in the coming weeks. Thank you Catherine - Happy birthday this weekend! "

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"Aaah thankyou so much Kevin, looking forward to the next workshop!"

21 Feb 23'

Alex Walton reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"I had a lovely day making my traveller's bag, and I'm thrilled to bits with it! Cathy is a great tutor. She gave very clear instructions and demonstrations, then let me get hands on very quickly, to maximise the time available. And she coped admirably with my ineptitude when I got my thread in a knot or my rivets in the wrong place! I'd highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to have a crack at leather work. "

18 Feb 23'

Sam Kain reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Had an amazing time and learnt so much. I absolutely love my new bag and can't believe I made it myself. Thanks for a great day Catherine, Jupiter and Betsy 😁"

26 Jan 23'

Jan reviewed: One to One Leathercraft Workshop

"Cathy was amazing, the day was a gift to my daughter who was delighted with it all. Described as a 'natural teacher' Cathy was informative, helpful, personable and made the day a relaxed fun informative experience. Thank you from us both 🙂"

Catherine Edwards Leather responded:

"AAh, Jan, Thankyou so much for the lovely review. Fern was a joy to teach, as well as being intuitive and thoughtful. Please do pass on my best wishes to her and let her know that she is welcome any time. Cx"

8 Dec 22'

Sue Rutland reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"I did the 1 day travellers bag and it was very enjoyable. Cathy is very friendly and patient as well as a very talented leather worker. I would definitely recommend her courses."

3 Dec 22'

Phoenix Andrews reviewed: One to One Leathercraft Workshop

"Cathy was brilliant and I had the best day, learning all the techniques and improving others that I’d told her I wanted to work on. Would recommend a thousand times over."

10 Nov 22'

Peter & Tricia Bennett reviewed: Introduction to Leatherwork

"My wife and I attended Cathy’s studio for a 4 hour course — she has a lifetime experience of working with leather with a workshop kitted out with a fascinating collection of tools an equipment and believe you me when we say we came away with superb treasures of our endeavours which you are proud to display and will always retain with valuable memory. Two candle holders ,a key ring and a journal day book holder — most importantly the confidence to use the required knowledge to develop the skills as a personal hobby for gifts or commercial ventures Cathy’s welcome and personality is very endearing —- so a big thanks to Cathy from Peter & Tricia "

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