– OUR WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT HIRING SERVICES –

 

We understand that, when starting a new project or gaining new skills, people do not necessarily want to invest in buying the entire range of tools and machines needed.
That is why we give the possibility to our students of hiring our range of machines, tools and some workspace inside the studio.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERVICE IS RESERVED FOR OUR STUDENTS.
YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED A MINIMUM OF A THREE DAY COURSE OR 12 HOURS AT OUR STUDIO AND RECEIVED AN INDUCTION ON THE MACHINES AND TOOLS TO BE ABLE TO RENT OUR FACILITIES.

– A BIT MORE DETAIL –

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

When hiring our facilities, we are happy to provide you with some assistance in case of problems with the machines, but you will have to be independent while practising/working.
We will not be able to assist you with your project.

 

AVAILABILITY:

Our workshop hiring service works on a pay as you go basis, without any subscription or extra fees and is available from a minimum of just two hours.
Machines and space are available to rent on weekdays from 9am to 7pm.

 

SPACE & EQUIPMENT:

The space is provided with three cutting tables, industrial sewing machines, various tools and a selection of about 100 to 200 different leather skins (variable depending on the time of the year), that can be purchased at a discounted price when renting our facilities (5% off all full priced leather).
Our studio, measuring about 40 sqm, is an intimate space where you can focus on your own work without any distraction. In fact, we only allow one visitor at a time (or max 2 people if you work in a team) and you would only be sharing the space with us.
You will be given the full use of a cutting table measuring 100x80cm and will be able to use the machines and tools available.
You can find the complete equipment list below on this page.

 

COST:

The rental is charged at £20 per hour and it includes the use of the machines, tools and a cutting table.

 

AVAILABILITY:

Rental availability is usually between 4 and 8 hours weekly in total.
Waiting time for renting usually varies from 3 to 5 weeks depending on how many hours are required and how busy we are during that time of the year.

 

HOW TO BOOK AND PAY:

You can book your session at our studio by emailing us, providing your full name, phone number and specifying how many hours you would like to rent a space for and what machines and tools you will need to use.
We require the payment to be made upfront and we will generate an invoice for you after receiving the information specified above.
We strongly advise you to carefully read all the information on this page in order to have a clear understanding of our terms, thank you!

 

SEWING MACHINES AVAILABLE:

– 1x cylinder arm, walking foot industrial sewing machine, ideal for thick leather.
– 1x postbed machine, ideal for thick leather.
– 2x walking foot industrial sewing machine with adjustable speed motor, ideal for thicker fabrics and leather.
– 1x flatbed industrial sewing machine, perfect for light and medium weight fabric.
– 1x industrial skiving machine.
– 1x domestic overlock machine.
Each industrial machine is provided with a standard foot as well as right and left zip feet.
When renting our machines our sewing tools (pins, needles, tailor’s chalk, tracing wheel, tape measure, seam ripper, scissors) are included in the hourly fee. Please bring your threads with you.

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE*:

– Cutting tools: embroidery scissors, leather scissors, knives, rotary cutters.
– Skiving tools: skiving knives, industrial skiver.
– Large cutting table and cutting mats.
– Set square, rulers and metal rulers.
– Leather hole punches.
– Straps cutter and edge punches.
– Leather hammers.
– Burnishing tools.
– Eyelets, rivets and press studs hand tools.
*Tools & equipment use is included as standard when renting any of our facilities

FACILITIES:

– Free parking right in front of our studio building.
– Shared kitchenette with microwave and kettle.
– 3 cafes on site.
– Workshop and machines available to rent Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm.

EXTRA EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE*:

– Leather glue.
– Leather edge finishings (black and transparent).
– Pattern paper and pattern cardboard.
– Large selection of leather and leather offcuts, click here to see some of our availability or visit our Offers & Discounts page.
*This equipment is not included as standard when renting any of our facilities, but can be purchased for an additional small fee. Please contact us when booking in order for us to reserve the equipment you need.