5 day courses – 2014

These 5 day courses are open to both beginners and those with experience. The syllabus includes:

Students at summer school

  • Leathers, how to identify them, their qualities & potential
  • How to use and maintain hand tools
  • How to hand-stitch with confidence
  • Techniques for cut edge finishing including bevelling, burnishing and creasing.
  • Paring, including turning edges

Other techniques students could choose to learn are:

  • box & butt stitching for making leather boxes, containers or bags
  • wet moulding pouches and bags
  • bound, turned and piped seams
  • ideas for straps and handles, including ’roundings’
  • attaching locks, straps, bag fasteners and zips

Student at summer school
A range of patterns will be available to use or students can develop their own ideas and work on personal projects eg. bags, belts, dog collars/leads, boxes, ipad/phone cases, briefcases etc. A range of leathers and fittings will be available for students to buy and use.

Materials are not included in the course fee

Dates 2014 Full Fee Deposit
January 20 – 24 £975 £400
March 10 – 14

August 30 – September 3