Description – Keepsake and Memory Boxes
A three day leatherwork course for students who would like to develop the skills to make beautiful keepsake and memory boxes.
The Leather Keepsake and Memory Boxes course will help you to master ‘butt’ and ‘box’ stitching whilst creating two, cylindrical pots or keepsake boxes. Working with vegetable tanned leather, beautiful British wool and pre made inserts, students will be taught how to hand craft their choice of container, including fitting structured inserts and lining the interior, for a truly luxurious finish. All projects will be fitted with a cap or lid and students may *personalise their work with initials, a name, or a message.
Students will have a choice of pre-made patterns to work from during the course, although understanding the measuring technique will be part of the course programme. There will also be a selection of leather, thread and interior colours to work with and students will be given printed ‘assembly’ instructions to work from, which can then be taken away with them. Students will be encouraged to create two keepsake boxes, one of which will be completed at home with the aid of a personal ‘completion programme’. Students who require stitching support, can ask staff to assist with this process.
Throughout the course, students can expect the use of their own toolkit, a spacious workstation and plenty of support from a professional tutor and workshop staff. Leather and wool will be available to purchase for students who would like to continue making these beautiful items at home.
(*) Students will be contacted by email prior to the leather course start, to discuss their choice of personalisation of their project.
The Keepsake and Memory Boxes Course is an intermediate level and assumes an ability to ‘saddle-stitch’. It is run as part of the ‘open’ course.
How much does it cost?
3 day course fee: £480.00 per person
You can book as an individual or as a group although we can take a maximum of 5 students on this course.
Tell me what’s included in the price:
All leather, other materials and attachments required to make your cylindrical keepsake pots or containers, are included in the course fee. Three full days of professional leatherwork tuition with detailed course notes and plenty of help and advice in sourcing leather and materials so you can continue developing your skills at home. An ample supply of tea, coffee and afternoon cakes are provided too, so all you’ll need to bring along to this leather course is yourself and a packed lunch.
Where is the course held?
Our Personalised Leather Pots and Containers Course is held in a beautiful 19th Century Welsh chapel at the foot of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, West Wales
How do I book a place on this course?
Simply click the Book Now button, fill in your details and we will be in touch very shortly with payment instructions, normally via cheque, BACS or Paypal… Book Now
Course start dates are:
- NOV 2017 Fri 10th to Sun 12th - FULL
- APR 2018 Fri 13th to Sun 15th
- JUL 2018 Fri 27th to Sun 29th