An introduction to leatherwork

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation View another Leather Goods Design course
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Course description

An introduction to leatherwork:

On this course you will be working with vegetable tanned leather using traditional hand tools and skills. Over the four days you will make a selection of small goods which will introduce you to several different methods of working with leather: Travel wallet; Purse – use of a three-piece mould; Belt; Pencil case – using wet moulding.

The projects have been selected to show you how leather can be worked, and to give you a good basis of skills with which to develop your own style. During the course you will learn about leather, use and techniques of hand tools. The tutors will work alongside you demonstrating each project.

Specialist techniques covered are: Selection of leather; Cutting of leather; Pattern making; The use of various hand tools; Traditional hand stitching techniques; Using a single/three-piece mould; Wet moulding; How to fit buckles, attach fixings and attach straps.

Additional entry requirements

This course is for those with little or no experience who want to get back to basics and would like a structured introduction to the subject

Course reference: S4D08469 (use this when contacting provider)

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Start Date: No future start dates currently available


Chichester, PO18 0QZ


4 days


Full time


No Qualification



per course

More info: Arrival day: Monday; Course run from Tuesday to Friday.

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