The Leatherwork courses provided by Valerie Michael and Neil MacGregor are based upon the techniques described in ‘The Leatherworking Handbook’ and experience of over 40 years as designers and makers of hand stitched leathergoods. Tuition is centred upon design and craftsmanship awareness, so for students who are particularly interested in contemporary fashion accessories or more traditional leathergoods, these highly regarded courses provide the foundation and progression students require.
For 2013 we are offering beginners courses as well as courses for those wishing to further develop their skills as designers and makers, including Bag Design, Leather Restoration & repair techniques, Travel Bags, Small Leathergoods, Leather box & case covering techniques and Mens Leathergoods. A new course ‘Leather covered trunks’ is for those with experience or who have already studied with us. Look at ‘Course Details’ at the top and on the right of this page to find out more. Scroll down to the course calendar below for full listings. To book a course, fill in a booking form and email or fax it or telephone.
These practical courses (see course calendar) teach students how to design & make a wide range of leather goods using only hand techniques. These include bags for women and men, cases, belts and associated fashion accessories, small leathergoods including wallets & purses, travel bags/luggage etc, using vegetable tanned leathers. Students are encouraged to develop their own individual styles and helped to experiment and explore the creative potential of leather.
All courses take place in our workshop so with a maximum of only 4 or 5 students per course, everyone receives individual tuition.
A set of tools is provided for each student to use and a range of leathers, hand tools, metal fittings and other materials are available for students to buy, if they wish. Patterns and course notes are provided for specialist courses and a ‘Suppliers List’ is given to students when they arrive. Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are provided within the course fees. See the drop down menu for full course details .
Daily session times are 9.00am – 5.30pm.
How to get to Tetbury and where to stay see FAQ
To book any of the following courses: complete the booking form and send with your deposit cheque or card details to: MacGregor and Michael, 37 Silver Street, Tetbury, Glos GL8 8DL. UK
OR Telephone: (0044) 01666 502179 with credit/debit cards details
If you want to secure a place, please email your Booking Form as soon as possible. then arrange payment of the deposit by your preferred method.
Once a booking has been made and the course deposit paid, you receive a ‘Student learning contract & agreement’ as confirmation. For information about session times, lunch arrangements, location, travel information, places to stay, cancellation conditions etc see FAQ. For up to date availability of places for 2013 see the Course Calendar below. Dates for 2014 will be available at the beginning of September so if you want to be an ‘early bird’ and receive notification of the 2014 program, please email.Thank you.
Please email us with your details so we can add you to the Reserve List and contact you if there is a cancellation on any course that appears to be FULL.