I joined Rosanna's 2 day course to refine my cutting and external bag stitching skills. I learnt so much more. Being mostly self taught, Rosanna diplomatically helped me to correct some of my bad habits and helped me to learn more about when to interface a bag and with what strength of interfacing.
I made a two tone lined saddle bag which I am very pleased with, especially the professional quality of the strap. I have more confidence to cut my own patterns and experiment with using different leathers. I also learnt some handy hints from my fellow student for the 2 days whilst she was, with Rosanna's help, making an upcycled bag.
Rosanna is clear in her instructions, patient and supportive - a great course.
Lyn Fryer - - #27376
What a wonderful introduction to something I had never done before and in such a nice setting. Rosanna offers teaching with such care and clear knowledge of the subject of ‘work with leather’ that the time seems to fly by and I when home with my completed laptop case knowing I had spent a very enjoyable few hours. I would recommend this course and teacher to everyone.
Robert Crosley - - #27447
Having no previous experience in working with leather I found the course excellent & Rosanna really knowledgeable and patient. I made a gorgeous bag and have had loads of compliments on it. I have just ordered my new sewing machine & can't wait to get started!
Rachel Netherton - - #27321
Rosanna offers a unique and personable service. I was lucky enough to be in a class of only myself and one other person and it meant the workshop was extremely productive with fantastic one to one tuition to give me a great springboard into the hobbling world of leather craft. Rosanna is very warm and welcoming with tremendous and admirable experience in leather craft. Having spent the day with her I feel very equipped to start my own projects and enjoyed my day very much - as well as being able to take away the fruits of my labour that I made under Rosanna’s very capable supervision. The cafe next door is a real bonus and provides a delicious lunch and the workshop is situated on a lovely little estate filled with all sorts of crafts and artisan shops to poke your head into, but the real gem here is the workshop on offer from Rosanna. A perfect gift for anyone crafty or wanting a gateway into Leatherwork, I cannot speak highly enough of this one day workshop!
HIGHLY recommended indeed and I hope to be back soon to do her bag making course. Don’t miss out!
Mike - - #27290
Very enjoyable ,informative day with surprising amount achieved.
Rosanna very well equipped and prepared and a very patient teacher. My husband made his own tool roll and with hindsight and now knowing what is possible if I attended again I would make my own project within that time.Lovely setting and good cafe. A lovely Christmas present,thank you Kate and thank you Rosanna for a really interesting productive intro to leatherwork.
Sue - - #25247
I have enjoyed this course very much, in particular I have appreciated Rosanna’s excellent skills and easy to follow instructions. The Studio is a nice friendly environment, which is ideal to allow creativity to blossom. I have been thinking of taking a leather course for a long time and I am really glad I did it.
Silvia Kumar - - #24898
I had a really enjoyable day with Rosanna on her one day course, I learnt a huge amount which has now given me the confidence to try more leatherwork in my own and I have already ordered the basic tools to start with. I was able to make a lot of the projects on my list and learn a lot about the variety of leathers and their uses. I also used a wide variety of tools and learn how to insert poppers, rivets, Sam Browne studs and zips, I also learnt some decorative skills and embossing, it was a very full day and I loved every minute. Rosanna is a great teacher, patient, flexible and inspiring and she has instilled the confidence in me to go further, so thank you
Cheryl Petty - - #24737
I attended the full day workshop where at the end of the day I made 4 items learning new skills with every item. Rosanna was very informative and was happy to share her skills and knowledge. The day has encouraged me to continue to do leather work at home. Thank you, Rosanna
Philip Rivett - - #24266
Just spent a lovely couple of days at Rosanna's studio in Cranleigh. With Rosanna's help I made a bespoke outdoors backpack for my Husband's birthday, which he absolutely loved! I learnt a lot over the two days - enough to have a go at a few small projects at home now. My 10 year old daughter came with me on the second day and she absolutely loved it. Rosanna taught her how to make a few items which she was over the moon with and great activity for her during the school holidays. She has already said she would love to go back again another time. Thank you Rosanna, we both really enjoyed it!
Katherine D - - #24069
What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday!
I had never worked with leather before but with Rosanna’s superb teaching and guidance I completed a cross body, two tone, fully lined bag that I am thrilled with and my friends are amazed at.
I also got to use an industrial sewing machine, which seemed scary at first but we soon made friends!
You are amazing Rosanna and I can wait to come back for a 2-day experience soon - that’s if you can put up with me again haha.
Margaret Rhodes - - #24008
What an amazing productive day. Rosanna shared her wealth of knowledge and expertise in a lovely relaxed manner in a perfect environment. I came away having learned some new skills which I look forward to exploring further. I would recommend Rosanna’s courses if you want to learn something new or even hone some existing skills. Thank you for a fabulous day.
Sharon Ede - - #23934
My mum and I attended the two day leather bag making workshop. We really enjoyed our two days with Rosanna. She’s a great teacher, very patient and helped us create two beautiful leather bags exactly to our requirements. We learnt lots of new skills and techniques and were utterly absorbed in the world of leather bags. We would highly recommend this course!
Zoe Hayward - - #23580
Had a fabulous day today, having treated my mum for her 81st birthday. We were helped all the way but were allowed to be independent when we wanted to be. Lovely relaxed session with a vast choice of lovely coloured leather. We came away with beautiful bags that none of our family can believe we possibly made in a day .....This would be a lovely birthday present for my daughters in the future, we will most certainly be back.
Kim - - #23248
A really great day. The venue is lovely with a great cafe around the corner and the course was really good fun.
I thought with my level of skill I would be unlikely to go much beyond punching a few holes into leather but with Rosanna’s excellent and patient guidance I was able to produce some pieces that I am really proud of.
I would recommend this to everyone, great day out.
David McNaughton - - #22997
I attended the two day bag making course. I enjoyed every minute. Rosanna is a great teacher with outstanding skills. I left with a bag that was designed from scratch, which I haven't finished showing off yet, and a new hobby. If you are thinking about doing the course... do it! x
Lisa - - #22828
I did a two day leather bag workshop with Rosanna and had a lovely experience!
Her studio is easy to access with parking and there is a nice cafe in the courtyard.
We started the day exploring different designs for my bag - Rosanna is very good at interpreting and visualising ideas with very practical and constructive comments. She helped me with measurements for pattern cutting which is an interesting step in connecting the 3d and 2d object.
Making accessories on the bag was also very interesting, where Rosanna taught me how to choose and fit buckles, rivets and make the shoulder strap. She also taught me how to use the sewing machine on leather. I really appreciate all the problem solving effort from her to rescue the bag from my mistakes.
I am very happy with my handmade bag and will visit her again in the future to make a second one with different design!
Q Lin - - #22593
What a lovely day. Really enjoyable and I came away with items that I am using every day. Rosanna is a wonderful teacher and offers a lovely studio to learn in. I learned a lot more than I thought I would and it was so nice to do something so different from what my Wednesdays usually offer. Highly recommended.
Jane Houghton - - #22523