Course Provider: Leather Courses Britain
Contact Name: Gaynor Howell
Telephone: 01437 563 110
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The Old Chapel
Course Length: 2 full days 9.15am - 5.30pm
Prices include VAT
5 star rating, 4 reviewers.
Gift vouchers available
Course Start Dates
Saturday 2nd September 2017
This leatherwork weekend taster workshop is for those interested in
learning the skills of a traditional leatherworker.
Perfect for beginners, the leatherworkWeekend Taster’ gives you the
opportunity to try your hand at many of the essential
leatherworkers’ tools while developing skills that are part of
everyday tasks in the workshop you will then have the opportunity
to put those skills into practice by making one, or two small
hand-stitched leather items to take home. You may choose to make a
beginners project such as a leather belt, a phone slip, wallet or
other item, with full support from workshop staff.
While you are here you can also try your hand at some of the
Hand cutting vegetable tanned leather and preparing for assembly
Hand-stitching in a traditional saddler’s clam
Professional edge finishing and polishing
Using leather dyes for edges and cover
Wet moulding leather for fun
Blind embossing and decoration
You will also learn interesting and essential facts and will
develop other skills on the day which you can then practice at
home. During the course each student can be assured of a spacious
workspace and knowledgeable, professional tuition.
The course venue is set in a spacious 19th Century Welsh Chapel at
the foot of the beautiful Preseli Mountains. Pembrokeshire
Leatherwork is the perfect place to enjoy creative leatherwork
The peaceful atmosphere of the workshop encourages you to work at
your own speed but there’s plenty of encouragement from staff to
ensure that you have a wonderful experience of practicing this
What's included in the price?
A predetermined quantity of leather and attachments allocated to
each student is included in the course fee, although the cost of
materials outside of this will be additional and is dependent on
what the student chooses to make.
Spacious workspace, Use of professional toolkit, supplier list,
tea, coffee and cakes :)
Not included: Lunch. Please bring a packed lunch
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Sorry for not responding earlier Gaynor, but I have been away.
I really enjoyed the course and in wonderful surroundings. The
tutors were great and the other trainees were lovely.
With the help of the trainers I made a lovely bag which I will give
to my mother for Mothers Day.
Many thanks - the weekend was excellent.
Peter Carr-Jones -8 months ago
We both thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, gained a good
working knowledge of leatherwork, and would highly recommend Gaynor
and her staff for their friendliness and professionalism.
Jeremy Hale & Brenda Jenkins -9 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. They were really helpful. Would
recommend it to anyone.
Clare Pennells -1 year ago
The course delivered exactly what I wanted and is a very good basis
for starting out in leatherwork. Good content on tools, processes
Andrew Colleran -2 years ago
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