I run leatherwork training courses here in Bromyard, Herefordshire.
Students can learn basic leatherworking or advanced techniques. Every training course is individually tailored to suit the students involved.
If you have always wanted to try making a handbag, pouch or maybe a custom guitar strap then give me a call. We can discuss your ideas and put together a really special day for you.
Your day could include:
Understanding types of leather and its various uses
Cutting leather effectively
Using, sharpening and purchase of tools
Hand tooling and stamping
Dyeing leather by hand
Finishing and hand polishing
Student numbers are always very low - no more than two people at a time @ £100 each per day per person.
Price includes tea/coffee but not materials. Bring a packed lunch.
Give me a call on 01885 488993 to discuss!
I started thinking how I would like to learn leatherworking skills and techniques and realised that the best way for me would be a 'hands on' lesson. A 'one to one' session that concentrated specifically on the aspects of leatherwork that interest me. I also realised that a good understanding of materials and hardware is essential from the outset. You can't create a pattern if you don't know how materials perform.
This 'taster' course (one day) is 'hands on' from the outset and all about giving you the chance to see if you would like to do leatherwork without the expense of buying tools or setting up a workshop.
During the course of the day (along with other exercise pieces) you could make yourself a very special belt. You could decide how you want that belt to look. You could learn how to cut a leather strap accurately, decorative tooling, hand dyeing and finishing. You would also understand about the various types of buckle, rivets and strap hardware and how they are fitted. I accept that belts may not be what you eventually want to make, but all the skills learned are basic and essential. More importantly they are directly transferable to your chosen path.
With a maximum of two learners in the workshop, you can be assured of personal attention and a firm focus on your specific requirements.
This one day course makes an ideal gift and is suitable for people over 16 years of age. No experience required.
For more information and to check availability of dates call me on 01885 488993
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