Let Tony Show You How To Work With Leather!

I’m offering 3 different courses for 2024, repeated over various days, all held at our lovely home in Carnforth, North Lancashire. Each course lasts for a day, starting at 9:30 in the morning.

More details and the booking form is below. If you have any questions then please email me. Hope to see some new and regular faces soon!

Make a Leather Phone Case

12th June 2024
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Make a customised leather case to fit your phone. I’ll show you how to cut holes for the camera, add a pocket, sew in a flexible spine and then sew it all together. We’ll be using a combination of British, Italian and Spanish veg-tanned leather of different colours, so you can choose the right look for you and your phone!

Let me know which phone you have so I can order the silicone insert that will hold your phone securely. We’ll rivet this to the inside back of your phone case and cut a camera hole in the leather.

Make a Leather Book Cover

13th June 2024
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Come and make a leather cover for a notebook or sketchbook.

First you’ll choose from a variety of soft Italian or British leathers of different colours – brown, green, amber, natural, red and blue.

Next I’ll show you how to cut and sew the leather to make a simple cover for an A5 or A6 book.

I can provide you with a blank sketchbook, or please feel free to bring your own book to cover. Maximum size is A5. There should just be time to make and add a strap and press stud to hold the book cover closed.

Make a Robust Leather Belt with a Solid Brass or Steel Buckle

14th June 2024
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

2 places remaining on the June course.

Learn how to make a solid leather belt and never have to buy another again!

You’ll be able to choose from a variety of of thicknesses of leathers depending on how solid you’d like your belt to be. It can be either brown, black or left naturally un-dyed. There’s also a choice of buckles – solid cast brass or stainless steel. Both leather and buckles are made in the UK.

At the end of the day you’ll walk away with a beautiful item to keep your trousers up or hang your tool pouches from!

All the above courses run for a day and cost £100. This includes all materials (except a sketchbook, which costs £5) and a vegetarian lunch (homemade soup, home-baked sourdough, cheese and salad).

Maximum of 4 participants per day.

Unfortunately we are not wheelchair accessible and our toilet is upstairs. Please let me know if this could be an issue and maybe we could work out using a different venue.

If you’d like me to provide you with a different course, tailored to your individual needs then I also offer one-to-one tuition at a rate of £300 per day.

I can also work with groups for experience days. Please email me to discuss what’s possible.

Booking Form

Please complete all the boxes marked with a red star.

If this is a gift for someone else then please provide your name and email address, but let me know in the comments who this will be for.

Once you’ve submitted the form I’ll be in touch to confirm dates and details of how to pay. Each day costs £100.

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