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!
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.
A friendly, at-your-own-pace workshop that provides both the detail to have given me the itch to try out leather crafting on my own, and a few quality items to takeaway as proof that I can actually do it.
Highly recommended if you're looking for a new thing to try out, it's a day well spent.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
A thoroughly enjoyable day - Rosanna really looked after us with her professional support and advice and tailored the course so that we could make something really special. It was a lovely, relaxed environment and we learnt so much. Fabulous!
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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!