My background is in engineering on the railway. I have always been hands on. Due to ill health, I retired from the railway. I have always been making things . My partner brought a 2 day leather course which I thoroughly enjoyed. I went on to try my hand at tooling/stamping leather. I practiced until I had reached a good standard. I was then asked to teach so that gave me a huge confidence to start teaching hand tooling. I am enjoying teaching others through the process which I have learnt for myself and can now pass on. I have recently started a Tiktok account which will show my new project of armour making for LARPS and Cosplay
"The 2 days were enjoyable and informative. Pip made me feel very welcome and she took me through my own project from finding patterns online, printing them off, adjusting them and also adapting a portrait I wanted to tool to fit the leather I was working with. I would recommend the course to anyone wishing to learn how to tool leather."