My Dad and I did the one day workshop with Rosanna. We had a lovely day, learning and doing different techniques. We were really pleased with what we made; the items looked great! The workshop setting was great, the cafe provided the best, freshly cooked food. So glad we went. Can highly recommend the workshop and Rosanna. Just go for it!
Great kit, super value too. I know my grand daughter will love making the earings and I'm sure they'll be great to wear too.
I'm going to be looking at the workshops for when I can get out and about again.
Throughly enjoyed myself. Rosanna was extremely helpful in explaining how to do each stage of my tote bag. It turned out a lot better than I thought I was capable of producing. I have had a few complimentary comments from friends too. I shall be booking another course in the future.
My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our full day with Rosanna.
It ticked every box 😁
Rosanna is very friendly, very patient and knowledgeable.
She taught us about leather, the tools and the basic skills needed to get started on this new hobby.
We enjoyed it so much, we immediately signed up for another class to learn more
Great time doing the half day leather craft workshop with Rosanna, she was very knowledgeable, informative and patient!
If you are looking to get the basics of leather craft in a relaxed informal environment then I highly recommend this half day session, it was excellent.
Thank you Rosanna.
The course was absolutely brilliant and it was lovely having time with my dad for his birthday doing something he had never tried before! We are both very crafty people so it was extremely interesting and enjoyable to learn about a new craft. Rosanna is lovely and inviting and explains everything very clearly. My dad and I both had a fantastic time!
It is the skills of the tutor that makes or breaks a course like this; Rosanna was patient, calm and thorough yet clearly excited by what she does - a really superb teacher. She talked us through the skills we needed, gave us lots of tips for continuing to use them at home and tailored the day to our wants and needs. Her workshop is an inspiring space and she is very definitely an inspiring woman. We had a really lovely day and I am completely delighted with the things I made.
This was a great introduction to leatherwork and in half a day I made items I was really pleased with, and got a taste for wanting to learn and do more. Rosanna is a great teacher; explains things well, is very patient, and forgiving of mistakes. The venue in Smithbrook kilns is perfect for small groups and even on a roasting hot August day it was cool inside and a lovely environment, which also made it a great experience.
I spent a very enjoyable 2 days with Rosanna in her studio designing, cutting out and constructing a really unique and lovely handbag. Rosanna is an excellent teacher, showing patience and understanding when dealing with a complete beginner to this craft.
I was able to master the techniques of cutting and bonding leather then sewing my pieces together on a specialist sewing machine. I constructed a lining with pockets for cards or phone and an inside zip pocket for more valuable items. I came to the course with a rough idea of what I wanted to make and what colour leather I wanted to use and the finished handbag far exceeded my expectations.
Rosanna gave clear instructions and I was able to work on construction mostly independently but she was always on hand to help where necessary.
I will not hesitate to book another course.
Rosanna is a great tutor, very knowledgeable and patient.
The course was a good pace and I learnt loads and came away with a unique bag which everyone is envious of!!
Thanks Rosanna, highly recommend this course.
Great course, I had a lovely time, learnt a lot and came away with some really useful items. I went with a view to learn about tools, techniques and general how to, which I got in abundance as well as a lot of fun. Rosanna is lovely, a great teacher, v patient and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this course as a gift for those wanting an interesting day out or to those that are beginning leather crafting. Five stars.
I attended the half day leather working course, and was able to make three items; a card pocket which I was able to emboss with my initials, a glasses case also embossed and a keyring.
This course was a great introduction to leather working, and I enjoyed learning about the different types of leather and how to use the tools, and to end the session with three good looking items that I had made myself, was very rewarding.
I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in learning about working with leather.
Highly recommend this leather laptop case course. Had a fabulous day in great surroundings with a fully equipped studio. Rosanna is friendly and very knowledgeable and helpful. Very pleased with the bespoke laptop case which I made and will be able to use in my every day in my work.
The course is suitable for all levels and with Rosanna helping you with all the techniques you need. Lots of choices for colours of leather and thread with finishing touches for personalising your case. Lots of other interesting things can be made here too by the looks of it.
Whether you are looking for an experience day or wanting to make a bespoke gift for someone or yourself I highly recommended Rosanna’s leather stitching courses! David
Rosanna's full day leather workshop was a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience. Coming to the table with no experience of the leather craft whatsoever, I left with a selection of accomplished pieces and a level of confidence to be able to continue to enjoy this hobby in the future. Rosanna has created a comprehensive agenda for the day workshop which enables one to see and understand the core basics of the craft and yet, at the same time, if you were more experienced you could easily expand your skillset further under her guidance. I will definitely be booking another course with Rosanna!
I had a superb day with Rosanna and would highly recommend a leather craft course to anyone thinking about it. I took home the items that I made on the day and was very pleased with the results, so I will now be buying all the necessary tools to start my new hobby. Rosanna is an excellent teacher, with lots of patience and exceptional knowledge of leather craft. Many thanks once again!
I was so excited to receive my earring kit and I wasn't disappointed.
It comes neatly packaged, with clear and simple instructions, templates and a gorgeous selection of coloured leather. I have already made one pair and I will be ordering some more jump hoops as I have plenty of leather left to make more.
I thoroughly recommend this kit, it is excellent value and was great fun to complete!
Response from Rosanna Clare:Hi Suki,
I recently attended one of Rosanna’s 2 day workshops where she expertly guided me through dismantling a preloved leather jacket to create a stunning tote. Not only did I gain valuable skills and knowledge, create a wonderful upcycled handbag but I also made a new friend. I am so grateful to Rosanna for generously sharing her knowledge, having abundant patience and for being so inspiring.
What a great present, my wife bought me this course to give me some experience and confidence in sewing with leather. The two days covered a lot of different techniques, all excellently explained and demonstrated by Rosanna, in a good environment. I would highly recommend this course for someone looking to take up bag making, or leatherwork requiring stitching, or zips. I would certainly look to do another course with Rosanna, which I look forward to. Thanks for a great two days Rosanna.
This was a fantastic course and I would say one of the best craft courses I have been on. Rosanna was very knowledgeable and I really enjoyed her calm but very detailed approach to leather teaching. It was a very relaxing day and my dad and I didn't want to go home as we enjoyed it so much! We couldn't stop talking about how much we loved it on the way home. I would definitely recommend this course and it is great value for money considering what you learn and make. The course was a gift for my dad for Xmas, as he wants to pursue leather making but after completing this course, I too will continue to make some leather accessories at home.
I had a wonderful day learning how to work with leather. Rosanna made the process easy and was an excellent teacher. I made a lovely fold over clutch bag which I'm very proud of. I also purchased her book, which is full of useful tips and patterns. I can't wait to start making my own leather items at home.