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Introductory Leatherworker Course

Introductory Leatherworker Course

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8th and 9th April

10am – 4pm

 

An informal two day course to introduce students to the tools and skills of the leatherworker. Designed for those with no previous experience you will leave at the end of the course with your own hand made leather item. The techniques taught are those used in traditional bridle and harness making but provide students with transferrable skills useful for many areas of leatherworking.

Your tutor, Jennifer Roy, is a Master Saddler, Harness Maker and Bridlemaker. She has numerous awards for her work and specialises in made to measure bridlework and harness.

Choose from a variety of items, ranging from those that take a few hours to make like a luggage label or key ring to those that require the full two days to complete like a shoulder bag. Students are welcome to bring their own ideas of items to make as long as you give prior notice so that the correct materials are available.

A full tool kit will be available for your use during the course and tools can be purchased at the end of the course. Materials will be provided. No specialised clothing is needed; you just need to be comfortable. You may want to bring an apron as we will be using stains and dyes. Long hair should be tied back.

The course is held in the Stables Workshop, Centre for Stewardship, Falkland, Fife KY15 7AF. Both days run from 10am – 4pm. Students need to bring their own lunch but hot drinks will be available throughout the day. There will be a maximum of four students on the course.

The course costs £150 per person which includes all materials and hot drinks.

To book a place, please contact Jennifer Roy: Tel. 01334 653386

Email – thesaddler@btinternet.com

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