Description – Moulded Leather Bag or Rucksack Course
A wonderful opportunity to learn how to wet-mould vegetable tanned leather and create a unique moulded leather bag or rucksack.
This three day leatherwork course is part of our ‘open’ course. It is equally suitable for men or women and teaches the basic skills required to create moulded leather goods. This is a very practical, hands-on course focusing on wet-moulding and hand stitching vegetable tanned leather. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to learn specific workshop tips and techniques that can only be obtained by attending a course in person.
During this exploratory course you will make two hand-made, wet moulded products; the first will be a small item to help build your skills and confidence, while the second will be a leather bag or rucksack made using a pre-prepared pattern. This course is suitable for beginners as students will be taken through the wet-moulding process step-by-step.
Hand stitching is an integral part of the course and students will be shown how to keep their stitching tools sharp. Information relating to the suitability of leather for wet moulding will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to work with two different types (or finishes) of leather, during the course. Students will be encouraged to ask questions within the small group setting and course notes will be provided, giving detailed instructions should students wish to continue with moulded work at home.
Throughout the three day course you will have have the use of your own toolkit, a spacious workstation, the assistance of a professional tutor and workshop staff, and can expect plenty of support and encouragement to help you learn and master this fascinating process.
How much does it cost?
The course fee is £480.00 per person
Please note, we can only offer 4 places on this course. You can book as an individual or group. Please contact us for suitability and more information.
Please be assured; we never cancel courses – once you have booked, we guarantee the course will run.
Tell me what’s included in the price:
There are no additional costs. All leather and attachments required to make your moulded leather bag or rucksack, are included in the course fee. Three full days of professional leatherwork tuition with course notes and plenty of help and advice in sourcing leather and materials so you can continue ‘moulded’ leatherwork at home. A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and afternoon cakes are provided too, so all you’ll need to bring along is yourself and a packed lunch.
Where is the course held?
Our Moulded Leather Rucksack 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?
Course dates are:
- NOV 2017 Fri 10th to Sun 12th - FULL
- APR 2018 Fri 13th to Sun 15th
- JUL 2018 Fri 27th to Sun 29th