"Completed this course on Sat 15 Jul 23. I was the only student so got one-to-one personal tuition. As a total novice to patterns and leather, Kingley was able to explain and give confidence as what was desired to achieve the outcome we both expected. His explanations and demonstrations gave me all I needed to produce the final high quality product. When sewing the bag and I got threads intertwined he was able to back track and fix allowing me to continue. Highly recommended course and a quality personally made product to keep at the end. Highly recommended. A bag and memory that will last a lifetime."
"Fantastic workshop, providing all the materials and guidance you need to make a practical and beautiful product in just one day.
The workshop was well-paced, giving everyone time to complete their work with a break at a nearby cafe.
Kingsley is highly skilled at both leather work and teaching, balancing expert advice on how to make a bag that would suit what we each needed with carefully showcasing and explaining every step of the process. He tailored the workshop perfectly to everyone's skill levels, and I would highly recommend this course to anyone."
"What an excellent day. Kingsley's knowledge and patience is amazing.
So pleased with the bag I made, and the skills I’ve learnt. Would really recommend this. A great day with the added bonus of a new bag!!!"
"I had a great time on this course and made a lovely yellow bag, which looks like it’s come from an expensive shop. Kingsley was very patient and gave clear step by step instructions.
The atmosphere was very relaxing and a nice lunch could be bought close by the studio."
"I loved this course and the bag I made at the end of the day. Kingsley was very helpful and attentive to all the students and gave us many options to personalise our bags to our own style and taste. I learnt so much about leather craft and will definitely be attending another course. I'll be recommending this course to friends and family. Thank you Kingsley! "
"Took a Saturday course in making small leather goods and had a fantastic time. Kingsley was patient, thorough, and had a superbly calm energy that made me feel not quite as clumsy as I probably was. We learned about the different kinds of leather, tanning techniques, patterns/templates, leather conditioning, cutting, punching, adding snap buttons, edge-finishing, hand stitching with beeswax-coated thread, etc. Came away with a beautiful leather wallet that isn't half bad for a first try."
"The course was absolutely amazing, Kingsley, the tutor explained everything step by step. He was very patient and supportive. I would recommend this course to anyone, I learnt so much and came away with a beautiful leather bag. "
"Had a great time learning from Kingsley. Great teacher, great level of knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend anyone to book and learn from Kingsley. Also impressed with his follow up with links to where we could purchase our own tools and material."
"What a great guy, and wonderful course. I arrived as a total novice and found this fully hands on experience very informative. I left with a great idea of how to explore the next stage of leather making and would highly recommend Kingsley!"
"I had a great time on the one day bag making workshop. Kingsley is an amazing teacher and explains everything really clearly. It was lovely to spend the day learning something new in a relaxed environment and I was so pleased with the bag that I made. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone thinking about it!"
"I received the bag making workshop as a Christmas present and it exceeded all expectations! A super chilled studio space and an amazing playlist might I add. With help from Kingsley’s expert leather knowledge and skilful guidance I took home a beautiful veg tan mini tote bag. I will definitely be booking to come back again soon! Thank you :)"
"Really enjoyed Kingsley’s small leather goods course. I was 1 of 3 people on the course which allowed for plenty of 121 support. There was a good steady pace throughout and the tools and materials were all top quality. Came away with a good understanding of basic cutting and sewing techniques and some links to leather and fittings suppliers. Thanks Kingsley."
"What an awesome course and a fabulous instructor! Kingsley gave lots of instruction and was happy to step in when needed. The quality of leather and tools available to use was excellent and Kingsley was happy for us to personalise the design. I made a fabulous bag that I will use everyday, and something I would of definitely bought in a shop. I would highly recommend, a very enjoyable day."
"As like the small goods workshop, this bag making workshop was absolutely awesome!
Kingsley has great knowledge, he's a good teacher & very patience.
I managed to make an awesome black tote, that came out great!
Very much worth doing if you have any interest in leather work. Well worth it!"
"I did the course on Saturday, I must say I really enjoyed it.
Firstly Kingsley is an incredible craftsman himself. His work is really stunning,clean lined and beautifully made.
He gives simple clear instructions and then let’s you get on with it, so you actually make yourself.
The inevitable mistakes are calmly rectified and explained.
I ended up with a great looking usable bag to take home. Super nice fella."
"Kingsley was a pleasure to spend a day with! Not only was he knowledgeable and generous with his craft but he was simply an interesting and wonderful person to spend time with.
I thoroughly recommend the workshop to anyone hesitating and look forward to seeing what Kingsley achieves in the future as he deserves plenty of successs!
Thank you Kingsley :-)"