I spent the weekend making a small pouch and then additionally a small knife sheath. Gaynor was fantastic in her instruction and helped me with understanding what I could reasonably achieve within my time at the workshop. Since then I have become an armature leather worker and I still follow her advice every project.
A fantastic and hugely enjoyable weekend. Gaynor, Elizabeth and Hannah guided us through all the processes with clear instructions, endless patience and always a smile. The setting, wonderful log burner and of course, the cakes all added to the experience. The final product was a beautiful leather satchel, much admired already....
Thank you again.
Thankyou to Gaynor & the team for a wonderful weekend of bag making fun. I had no previous experience of leather work but now am the proud owner of a beautiful leather satchel all hand made by me!
This is an amazing course, set in a beautiful workshop and run by a fabulous team who encourage and guide you through every step of the process. A highly recommended course.
Fantastic course and I am so pleased with the bag. Gaynor and team made learning and making easy and fun. With clear instructions, gentle guidance and many patient reminders I made a beautiful Tote bag which has turned out exactly as I hoped. The workshop is so well equipped and the team were very skilled. And then there were the lovely cakes....
Recommend the course to anyone who wants to have a go- they make it so easy no experience needed!
I had a great time on the weekend bag making course. It was fun, very well organised and the teaching was excellent. I was amazed that I had made a beautiful leather handbag at the end of the two days. I would highly recommend the course.
What a fantastic way to spend a weekend! The course was amazing with all materials and tools provided and you end with a fabulous leather bag. I was so impressed with the Gaynor and the girls who so helpful and provided good, clear instruction and provided almost one to one teaching. The afternoon tea and cakes were a delight and I met some lovely people. I can honestly recommend this course, you will thoroughly enjoy it and come away with a beautiful bag that you made!
I had a really enjoyable weekend on this course, the atmosphere was great fun and very relaxed but with excellent tuition from Gaynor, Hannah + Elizabeth. It was a great introduction to leatherwork and I learnt a lot in two days and have a lovely bag. I'm hoping to return for another course next year.
A fascinating and well taught workshop - arrived a beginner, left feeling competent and inspired.
Friendly and fun atmosphere, beautiful setting and wonderful cake :)
Thanks Gaynor + Co for a lovely day
Another brilliantly enjoyable course from Gaynor and her team. The workshop is well set out giving each person plenty of space to work with all the tools they need immediately to hand. The tuition is clear and responsive to the level and skill of each person. As always good humour is in plentiful supply too! I thoroughly recommend anyone thinking about doing a course - just go ahead and book! You will have a great time and produce something beautiful to be proud of. Thank you gals!
Fabulous weekend with a fabulous handbag at the end! What's not to like?
I thought the whole course very instructive and has fired no end of enthusiasm for future projects.
I've bought some books already and planning a trip to the Balls Pond Road to suss out leather.
Many thanks to Gaynor, Elizabeth and Sian for being brilliant teachers and steering me,
particularly, through some HANDBAGGY panics!
Also loved your part of Wales-I'd never been before, and the accommodation at Plas Farmhouse
Hoping to see you all again in the future,
Regards Alison Clark
Best course I have ever done and it got my imagination rocketing! My lovely satchel has already had lots of admirers and I will be booking another course next year. It was all extremely well explained and demonstrated too. I was also impressed with the accommodation which was recommended on the leather site and my only regret is that i didn't allow myself a spare day or two to see the local vacinity more as the area was stunning. Thank you Gaynor, Elizabeth and Sian for making everything so perfect.
I would highly recomend this course, firstly the setting was sooo beautiful. The instructors were so lovely and knowledgeable, I learned lots of skills including how to mould, cut and dye leather to make a mask I was really pleased with. I was also given worksheets and lots of advice on how I could easily repeat what I had learnt at home, and was able to buy all the tools and leather I needed too. Cant wait to do another course there again soon.
An amazing course! Gaynor, Elizabeth, Sian and Gary have been very warm and friendly. The teaching was brilliant. It is almost unbelievable that I managed to make my own leather bag in 2 days but Gaynor teaches in a very organised manner that fits all types of learners. She is very generous with her knowledge and expertise. Sian and Elizabeth have also been very helpful, they are always there when you get stuck on something.
The course was filled with tea, cakes, fun and warmth. Amazing, amazing venue, format and people! Very highly recommended. It is worth the trip to Pembrokeshire.
I cannot fault this course for anything. Not only is Pembrokeshire beautiful and Narberth town excellent, but the staff of Leather Courses Britain are marvellous educators.
We as a group were immediately felt welcome but no time was wasted in getting down to the reason we were there. We got an education in the tools, in the material, and the process. Although I personally felt like I was high maintenance, I was never made to feel like a nuisance. There was nothing but patience from the staff there (and tonnes of cake!)
I learned so much over the weekend- the most important was the realisation that I could continue leather working as a lifetime hobby. Gaynor made sure we all felt capable. I came away from the course with the desire to establish a hobby and a messenger bag I am immensely proud of. I plan on attending another course in the very near future. Gaynor, Gary, Elizabeth, and Sian, thank you!
What an amazing course, spent three whole days make a beautiful two tone leather rucksack bag (green and tan) an amazing three days, very informative and very interesting information, I will be coming back in the future.
Thanks Gaynor, Elizabeth and Sian for a lovely three day course
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Gaynor, Enya and Elizabeth were constantly on hand to guide us through every step of the way. I am really pleased with my messenger bag, so much so that it has become my everyday bag.
Fabulous weekend spent with Gaynor and Enya learning how to make a Tote bag. I came away feeling very proud after learning many new skills. I will definitely be back to learn more.
Thank you so much for sharing with me, your skills and knowledge.
You truly are very talented.
See you soon.