What’s it about?
Based at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, we’ve put this leather working day together for anyone with an interest in craft, the outdoors, or who simply wants to explore another avenue of bushcraft. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable day, join our experienced craftsman, Paul Bradley, in a leather working day that focuses on leather work tools, design and construction.
What will I do?
Typically, you will, under guidance and instruction:
- Learn all about the different tools used in leather working and how to use them,
- How to design and draw out your items,
- Then how to cut out and assemble them.
This is an opportunity to produce simple items such as sheaths and ‘possibles’ pouches and take these away with you when you leave. So if you have a knife, multitool, axe or even a torch or mobile phone you’d like to make a leather sheath for, bring it with you! Otherwise we’ll have plenty of help and advice to help you chose what to make.
All tools, equipment and materials are provided but please note, there’ll be a small charge for the leather that you use.
A really great chance to begin a lifetime of making beautiful things!
You can see all of our course dates here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: 8
Catering: Lunch provided
Note: We run this course in our purpose built indoor workshop
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What our customers say
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I attended the 7th April course along with five other eager apprentices. We were made very welcome and Paul guided us through the likes of tools, types of leather, techniques etc., along with demonstrations. Armed with that we set about our own personal projects, and I have to say I think we all did pretty well for first attempts. I had a great day, I’m pleased with the result and I’m ready to try my hand at my own projects now. One final word, lunch, a homemade soup, was delicious.
I had a great time on the leather work course yesterday. Expert tuition packed full of advice, friendly people and some delicious soup. There was even a K9 helper.
I can recommend this to anyone and I can’t wait to book again.
This was a great introduction to leather working and all it's complexities. A great day was had by all and a lot of fun. Ended up with an arm brace and a book mark...roll on the next course
A most enjoyable course. Really good tuiton. It was great to be able to take something away with me that I made myself and can use as well as some know-how for trying future projects. Thank you!
Thoroughly enjoyed the day and have already booked in for another course next year.