Evancliffe Leathercraft

Contact name: Clive & Wendy Elsdon
Total bookings
over 7 years
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Courses, kits & gifts

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Hand bound leather journal workshop
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Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop
Next date: Oct 1st
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Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop
Next date: Oct 15th
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Leather Marbling Workshop
Next date: Nov 26th
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Leather Possibles Pouch Workshop
Next date: Nov 12th
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Stamping, embossing & wet-moulding leather
Next date: Nov 26th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
25 Jul 22'

Thompson reviewed: Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

"My family and I did the two-day leather bag course. We were all able to make 3 completely different style bags and were able to choose from a range of dye colours, threads and fastenings. My husband was very unsure of himself and a bit like a fish out of water (we needed a driver). I have never seen him concentrate so hard, but he came away very proud of the bag he created. We were going to give his bag to one of his sisters, but I think not now it's mine. The course was set at a pace where we were able to make a small purse as a practice piece, before we went onto the bag. As the process continued, we were able to make design decisions my daughter decided to dye her strap red instead of brown about halfway through. We were able to finish the process within the time frame and even had time for banter. Tea and coffee was offered when we arrived and continued to flow through the two days a range of individually wrapped biscuits were also available. Clive and Wendy gave tips and tricks throughout the day and were good hosts throughout the two days making the course enjoyable even for my poor husband. Andrea, Megan, Brian Thompson "

Evancliffe Leathercraft responded:

" Thank you for the excellent review. We are pleased all three of you enjoyed the workshop. "

6 Apr 22'

Pam Barr -Davies reviewed: Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

"An excellent 2 days spent with Clive and Wendy. The course was very well structured with excellent instructions and hands off supervision throughout. We covered all aspects of making the bag, cutting, dying, hand sewing and fitting attachments resulting in a lovely bag and a great introduction to leatherwork. All carried out in a calm environment with fabulous views and the cats to watch for additional entertainment. Thank you very much Clive and Wendy."

Evancliffe Leathercraft responded:

" We're pleased that you enjoyed it. Luna and Oberon were on form this weekend. (We do check that people are ok with cats before we let Oberon into the work area. Luna is a feral cat that spends a lot of time on our patio.) We are pleased you later ke your new bag as well."

4 Apr 22'

Ailsa reviewed: Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

"I had a fantastic experience on this course. Wendy and Clive made me feel very welcome and their teaching style is second to none - they are patient but really focus on letting the student do the work, even the tricky bits. This means that not only do you leave the course with a really impressive end product (I have had countless compliments on my leather handbag), but you also leave with all the knowledge and a large part of the skills required to recreate the work yourself at home. This course is challenging for a complete beginner, but Wendy and Clive broke down all of the elements and none of the course felt rushed. You will learn how to cut leather for a pattern, mark it, hand stitch it and dye it. You can choose from a range of colours to dye your leather and there are different styles of bag to choose from. Wendy and Clive are also eco-conscious, and shared a lot of the knowledge they have on the industry and types of leather. I have attended workshops before (for other craft activities such as sewing) and this is by far the best course I have been on for (a) value for money, (b) the quality of the teaching and (c) for the end product (I wear my handmade bag with pride). I could not recommend this course more, its a great experience and you will learn so much."

Evancliffe Leathercraft responded:

" We are really pleased you enjoyed the bag workshop and that you are proud of the bag."

7 Feb 22'

Alex mayland reviewed: Stamping, embossing & wet-moulding leather

"I attended with my two neices as a late Xmas pressie.Lovely welcome and location,great teaching with no major technical skills needed to produce some lovely items including bookmarks and keys rings. Definitely suitable for all and I would highly recommend."

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