– LEATHER GOODS MAKING CLASS –
LEATHER CRAFT WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN HAND SEWN LEATHER ITEM
One teacher, five students
Please select your preferred date through the button below
One meeting of 5 hours
Course materials included (worth £20)
Beginners and beginners with some previous sewing experience
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LEATHER ITEM: WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
This is a theoretical and practical taster group tuition during which you will receive an overview on basic leather craft skills and techniques and realise your own leather item to take home with you.
The class will take place in our London workshop where you will be able to see how a leather craft studio is equipped and receive practical demonstrations of common working methods used in the field.
You will be able to choose your project between a selection of different types of goods such as passport holders, glasses cases, purses, card holders and more.
You will be shown different types of leather and get to understand their main features. You will receive an introduction on how to mark, cut, edge finish, hand sew leather and use simple fastening hardware.
You will receive relevant, useful and informative handouts as well as lists of leather and tool suppliers.
At the end of the tuition you will have:
– Gained an understanding of leather types and tanning methods
– Been instructed on the use of common fastenings and closure techniques
– Received an overview on the correct use of tools for preparing, marking, cutting and punching leather
– Learned how to saddle stitch leather and understood the different the tools and materials used in the technique
– Understood and practiced leather craft techniques such as beveling and burnishing techniques
– Realised you own small, simple leather item to take home with you
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
This course is suitable for total beginners and beginners with some experience in leather crafts.
You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS? IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO BRING?
Materials are included.
Feel free to bring a notepad, if you would like to take some notes, we will provide the rest.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:
You will be provided with useful handouts which contain:
– A list of recommended suppliers for both leather and fittings (physically in London and online)
– A glossary containing information about leather types and characteristics
HOW LONG IS THIS TUITION?:
This tuition will require up to 5 hours to complete.
We aim to provide customised and high-quality tuition services and by only allowing up to 5 students at a time, we are able to focus on each person needs and interests.
As every student has a different level of ability and previous experience, this course might lead some students to complete the core aspects of the lesson in a shorter time frame than others.
Students who complete the course early will be welcome to stay and use the studio facilities to exercise on the topics of the lesson.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TUITION
CANCELLATION AND REARRANGEMENT POLICY
If you wish to cancel your group class, please do so ASAP via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full refunds are only offered if the cancellation is requested no less than eight weeks before the event date.
Cancellations requested between eight and four weeks before the course start date will result in a 50% refund of the course cost on the condition that we have filled your place.
For cancellations requested less than four weeks before the event, unfortunately, we cannot offer any kind of refund and the class cannot be rescheduled.
We reserve the right to cancel a group class when the required minimum enrollment is not met.
If a group class has to be cancelled by us, we will offer the choice of a full refund, credit or the opportunity to book an alternative date (if available). We will provide as much notice as possible.
All communication regarding cancellations and rearrangements of your lesson must be in writing via email.
Please provide all details in your email for us to be able to organise a refund. All refunds must be made to the original payment method used.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Cutting material is usually done standing at a high table and you might be working with special glues, knives and with heavy duty industrial sewing machines.
If you have a breathing problem, any health condition we should be aware of or if any of the above might be difficult for you, please inform us as soon as possible.
You will receive Health and Safety instructions for using the studio and its equipment and you will be asked to sign a risk and liability form at the end of the induction.
Sadly, our studio is on the first floor and we do not have wheelchair facilities. We are very sorry, unfortunately, this is not within our control or choice.