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LET'S LEARN LEATHERCRAFT

Leather Wallet
Workshop Experience

Hosted in our beautiful studio surrounded the fantastic heritage of Leigh Spinners Mill, we welcome you to our Wallet Leatherworking Class!

 

Discover more details below about our private 1-to-1 Workshop and sign up to our newsletter for information on everything from bag-making to beyond!

Looking to learn the art of leatherworking? Our Wallet Leathercraft Class is perfect for beginners to more experienced crafters who want make something special.

Crafting your own wallet couldn't be more rewarding. Unique to our wallet course, you will also have the option on the day to substitute cutting for a pre-cut kit - a great choice for those who are feeling a little unsure in themselves or the needs of a giftee.

 

The wallet class can also be run alongside our journal and purse class if you're thinking of attending with a friend or loved one. 

workshop structure

This session is privately booked for 1 day from 10am to 4pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Morning

In the morning of your workshop, we will explore the world of leathercraft. Starting the day we delve into the different types, styles and thicknesses of leather. Once we know our material, you will begin the process of cutting out your leather pieces from a pre-prepared pattern. There's plenty of tools to look at here too!

Midday

Once your wallet is cut, this is the time we use to apply any dyes or stains you may want.

We will also begin a little bit of pocket assembly and attach our coin pouch snaps if using! Once everything is ready to dry, it's time for lunch.

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Afternoon

The afternoon focuses on the assembly of your wallet. You will learn traditional saddlestitch to put your work together.

Once stitched, we will put the final touches on your project through burnishing and before buffing up your wallet beautifully with our leather finishing balms. Once completed, your wallet is ready to go home with you!

what will you craft?

This course includes all the materials and hardware to make one wallet per participant. The studio is jam-packed with a variety of leathers and dyes to choose from on your day with us.

At the end of your workshop, you will take home your fantastic new leather wallet!

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Hand holding a handmade tan brown leather wallet
Leathercrafter working at workbench

what's included?

You will have full use of the studio space throughout the duration of the session as well as its contents. Your booking will be on a private 1-to-1 basis for one or two people with our experienced professional leathercraft tutor.

After your workshop, you will also receive a copy of our 26 page Buyers Guide. Filled with articles, handy information and a list of UK suppliers, this booklet has been specially produced to ensure all our students leave our course with everything they could possibly need to continue their journey in leathercrafting.

We also have a small cafe's worth of tea, coffee and snacks whilst you craft!

what our students say!

Lindsey

What a privilege to spend a day with such a talented, knowledgeable and enthusiastic artisan. Pipa is a gifted teacher, and takes a interest in the student's own style and ideas, but she's also down to earth and approachable. I started the day with no background in leatherwork and left with knowledge, skills, new ideas and the confidence to try out some techniques in my own crafting. Thanks, Pipa!

Ann Miller

What a great time I had. Pippa is lovely and extremely knowledgeable. I never knew there are so many aspects to leather, dying and conditioning etc. she explained so much and offered tips on my projects, she obviously loves and has a passion for leather and what she does. Her booklet which accompanies the course is very helpful, I started purchasing leather and tools as soon as I got home. THANK YOU, Pippa

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