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
"Had a great course learning to tool with Pip. It was great fun and I have lots of tips and tricks to continue practicing."
" Thank you, it was lovely to guide you through the process of tooling leather. It was a great 2 days in which you gained confidence in your leather work. Wishing you all the best for the your future projects "
"I would thoroughly recommend taking a course with Pip. She has a lot of knowledge and patience when teaching. Having struggled, on my own, to try and learn leather tooling from videos and books she has set me on the right path to achieve something I can be proud of. I had a fun two days learning all the basics and more with Pip. She has a relaxing manner for teaching and her workshop environment is well set up. Thank you Pip. "
"Two days of one to one tuition with Philippa has most definitely gave me the skills to start leather tooling with confidence. Always on hand to help and answer any questions Philippa’s informal style of teaching really made it easy for me to get to grips with new skills. I highly recommend this course."
"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."