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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
I have just done the one-day course with Rosanna and thoroughly enjoyed it. She made it very interesting and easy to follow, and being able to make four small things in a day really gave me a good idea of some of the basics of leather work. Sore fingers the next day from plying two needles at the same time but it was worth every minute for a day spent with a fascinating craft and a lovely lady teaching it!! For anyone wanting to have a go at something different and very absorbing I thoroughly recommend Rosanna's course.
Ruth Grint - 10 April 2019
Response from Rosanna Clare:Hi Ruth,
Very great experience making a leather bag with a professional London artist. Rosanna is very patient, I enjoyed the course over two lovely days in her cosy workshop. It was my first time ever making a bag, and it turned out very well.
Thank you Rosanna.
Excellent day, in which we were all allowed to work comfortably at our own pace. A very solid introduction to leatherworking, and I definitely now feel able to continue on my own. Rosanna is an excellent instructor, her workshop is a lovely space to be in, and she made us feel immediately at ease. The whole day was fun, enjoyable and therapeutic. Would definitely recommend - thank you!
I had no previous experience in leatherwork, and I have to say, this course was amazing! Rosanna was very helpful and very good in explaining things. After this course I have enough confidence to start with my own little projects. I would recommend this course to anyone! Thank you very much Rosanna, I had an amazing day!
I absolutely loved the one-day leather workshop and was thrilled with the items I made. Rosanna was an excellent teacher, very patient and encouraging. I feel inspired to continue with this hobby and will definitely come back to learn how to make a bag!