Basic Skills Course
In this one day session we will cover basic skills. We will take you through preparing leather, fixtures such as rivets and press fasteners, staining and painting leather, basic leather carving, shaping, forming, stamping and stitching. In the class you will make a belt or dog collar and either a purse, glasses case or a belt bag.
Use of tools, tuition and all materials, tea and coffee included in the price. Bring a packed lunch or buy from local shops if preferred.
This class gives you a taste of leatherworking and the skills to move on to design and make your own projects and develop your skills further. Course price £95
Beltmaker 1 - This basic class is a perfect starting point - Come and learn the skills you need to make a lovely decorative belt. You will learn and practice everything from skiving and burnishing leather to staining your completed piece. Make one for yourself or as a gift. The class takes around 3 hours.
Course Price -£40
Price includes tuition, use of tools, all materials and light refreshments.
Beltmaker 2- If you prefer to make a heavier belt from bridle leather, you can take belt maker 2. These belts are black or brown and can't be tooled or stamped but are thicker heavier weight belts of a more classic style. These can take longer to make depending on experience and prior skills and so the class may last 2 to 4 hours. Class price £50 To arrange a date for this class please ring 07968720998.
Vambrace and armour
Come in and make a vambrace. They are great for use in archery, cosplay or make a smaller size for everyday. Depending on time and experience we can tool or stamp a design, add buckles, or do some advance staining techniques. Suitable for beginners to more experienced. Course lasts around 3-4 hours. Price includes tuition, use of tools, all materials and light refreshments. Following this course you wil be able to move on and design and make your own projects such as leather armour and develop your skills further.
Course price - £50
Once you have completed the basic skills class you can attend our open sessions on Tuesday mornings. In these sessions you can focus on your own area of interest. You pay a basic fee which covers use of the workspace, tools and some technical assistance then pay for materials you use separately. Let your creativity and inspiration loose!
Session price - £25
This 3-4 hour sessions enables participants to make a simple bag learning a variety of techniques such as on the basic skills course. Suitable for beginners or developers. Following this course, you can move on to further developing your skills and to design and make bags with more demanding features. Project classes can be tailored to suit.
Class Price £40 (includes materials, tuition, use of tools)
Dog Collars and Leads
For that special animal in your life - come and learn how to make a decorated collar. Learn basic skills and bring out your creativity. A lovely range of colours and designs to choose from. To arrange to make a matching lead or a heavier weight collar, please ring 07968720998.
Course lasts around 3 hours.
Class Price £30 (includes materials, tuition, use of tools).