Introduction to leatherwork - Weekend course

The Introductory Weekend

If you are thinking about embarking on a journey with leather our introductory weekend course would be ideal to give you a kick start in the right direction.

Our Two-day workshop is aimed at beginners with very little or no experience in gaining a good basic understanding of the leather working skills & techniques used in making a variety of small leather goods. taking our course will put you ahead by at least a year of learning practical skills when working with leather.

The Class will run over the weekend on the dates Shown Below and will cost £165 + £35 for materials.

  • 9th-10th October 2021
  • 30th-31st October 2021

We will also be selling the complete beginners tool kits that you will be using during the course for £100

To attend, please visit Wooburn Craft School where details on how to book are provided.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at or click here to contact us through our website.

What will be covered?

Over the two days, you’ll be making 2 or 3 items, such a card holder, keyrings and a belt or a coin purse, (specific items can be chosen on the day.) These will show you the different skills and techniques required for leatherworking.

During the course, you will cover the following:
⦁         Different types of leathers and its uses
⦁         Tanneries and suppliers
⦁         Understanding the process of making leather goods
⦁         Intro to pattern making.
⦁         Cutting – Dying – Stitching and finishing the leather.
⦁         Bevelling – Creasing – Burnishing and other skills
⦁         Leather after care
⦁         General Q/A

You will be shown traditional methods and techniques which you will then use to make your own items and take them home. The skills and techniques learnt will help jump start your leather working journey.

in addition to all tools and materials to use during the workshop along with course notes and information including recommended reading and a list of suppliers, with an option to purchase a full beginners kit to take home with you.

Best Quality

We only use the highest quality of tanned leather, taking months to prepare and create your unique items.


Our personalised products are unique to the individual, reflecting their personality and style.

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