Design, Develop & Make

Design Develop Make BookingDescription – Design, Develop & Make

This leather course, Design, Develop and Make allows you to plan and create your own leatherwork project. Spend four days on any project of your choice. From designing, to developing and on to creating, we’ll help you take your design from paper, to reality. Using natural vegetable tanned leather and traditional hand stitching techniques you will learn how to build your design in a structured and successful way.

With the support of professional tuition you will to learn how to make a working pattern, maquette and an order of construction, to ensure the success of your finished piece – for the more advanced students this will be a useful skill to revisit. As part of the course you will select, cut and prepare leather pieces, create and fit elements relevant to your design such as pockets, billets, a handle or straps. You will also be guided through each step of the making process as you work, enabling you to confidently complete your project at home. This course is equally suitable for both men and women. Beginners are also welcome.

This leatherwork course is not restricted to making bags as students may choose to make any style of project except ‘framed’ work. Each student will be encouraged to design their own project or alternatively, incorporate their own style into one of our pre existing designs. For students who prefer to leave the designing to us, we have a good selection of projects to choose from.

Examples of projects students may choose to design, develop and make include:

  • Bags
  • Moulded work
  • Tubes
  • Briefcases
  • Belts
  • Wallets
  • Tablet cases
  • Rucksacks

How much does it cost?

The course fee is £650.00 per person and is payable in advance

We can offer a maximum of 4 places on this course


Tell me what’s included in the price:

A predetermined quantity of leather and attachments allocated to each student is included in the course fee, although the cost of materials outside of this will be additional. A spacious workspace is allocated to each student and tools, tea, coffee and afternoon cakes are provided too so all you’ll need to bring along each day is yourself and a packed lunch.

To ensure that everyone gets individual attention we have two tutors providing tuition to small groups of 4 only. Please contact us for suitability and more information.

Where is the course held?

Our fabulous four day ‘Design, Develop & Make’ course is held in a beautiful 19th Century Welsh chapel at the foot of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Upon booking and payment, we will send you details of local accommodation providers.

Traditional leatherwork skills

How do I book a place on this course?

Simply click the Book Now button, fill in your details and pay by Credit/Debit Card or by Paypal…

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Course dates are:

  • JUL 2017 Thu 27th to Sun 30th
  • NOV 2017 Thu 16th to Sun 19th

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