A perfect introduction to leathercraft…cutting, stitching and embossing. Choose your project in advance – either a belt for your person or collar & lead for your pampered pet. Using the finest British leather in a range of colours/finishes, produce your own unique hand-crafted item.
This course teaches the basic skills for working with leather. Try a range of tools and techniques under expert guidance. Processes include stitching, punching, riveting, edge finishing, dyeing and mark making. Original ideas and creativity are encouraged in this friendly studio class.
“I really enjoyed this course and would highly recommend. Nice flow and pace and easy to learn the steps.”
Make a quality leather belt in your chosen colour, hand stitched around a square English brass or chrome buckle. Belts can be personalised with embossed initials, or your own buckle re-used to complete a beautiful new fashion accessory.
Dog Collar & Lead:
Made-to-measure, create a bespoke dog collar & lead for your favourite four-legged friend. Select your leather to suit; then personalise it by adding your pet’s name or initial. We offer luxury leather in a variety of colours with solid brass or chrome fittings.
“We’ve just spent a lovely day making a beautiful dog collar and lead. We have come home with items made to last! I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone.”
Tutor: Catherine Edwards
Catherine trained as a boot and shoemaker. She worked for various companies in London for 12 years before taking on a 2 year residency at The Royal Armouries, Leeds. This led to the design and production of her first collection and the launch of her own business, C E Leathergoods in 1998. Catherine is a highly skilled craftsperson and an experienced teacher.
To view Catherine’s own website visit ce-leathergoods.com
“Catherine is a great teacher who made us feel at home.“
“We LOVED the course and Catherine was a fabulous, patient tutor. We came away with very professional leads and collars and are thrilled.“
We offer a choice of high quality British, vegetable-tanned, bridle leather in a variety of colours and finishes. Also threads, leather dye and fittings in brass or chrome. In time, buckles will dull to a beautiful patina whilst the leather will polish and develop a deep lustre.
Materials fee: £15 – £20
Note: This is in addition to the course fee
Timing & Refreshments
Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee & introductions
Tuition: 10.30am – 5.00pm
We take an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish
Lunch & refreshments are included in the course fee
Help yourself to drinks & biscuits. Home-made cake mid afternoon
“The whole experience was delightful – including the lunch and home baking“