2020 Leatherwork Courses
Covid-19 and courses
IMPORTANT : We have had to postpone the Bag Design, Travel Bags, Summer School and Top Frame Briefcase courses until further notice. A decision has now been made to postpone the Mens Leathergoods course in October and the weekend Hand stitched Leathergoods course in November. The health and safety of students and tutors is very important so we will only resume our courses when we have been advised it is safe to do so, at the moment it is not safe.
We will be planning dates for 2021 as well as the postponed courses at the appropriate time, hopefully in January 2021. We are sorry for this uncertainty but we have no choice so I hope you will understand. Please make sure you have signed up to the Early Bird list.
The 2020 courses cover a range of abilities and are of various lengths, depending on the complexity of the syllabus. Starting with Weekends or 6 day Schools, students can progress to Bag design, Travel bags , Briefcases or Mens leathergoods. Look at each of the course details pages for descriptions, costs and dates. If the one you want is full, please email and ask to be placed on the Reserve List in case of cancellations, they do happen!
These are practical courses. We teach students how to design & make a wide range of leather goods using only hand techniques. These include bags for women and men, cases, belts and associated fashion accessories, small leathergoods including wallets & purses, travel bags/luggage, etc, using vegetable tanned leathers. Students are encouraged to develop their own individual styles and are helped to experiment and explore the creative potential of leather.
All courses take place in our workshop so with a maximum of 4 or 5 students per course, everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools is provided and a range of leathers, hand tools, metal fittings and other materials are available for students to buy if they wish. Patterns and course notes are provided for specialist courses and a ‘Suppliers List’ is supplied. Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are provided within the course fees. See the drop down menu for full course details.
Daily session times are 9.00am – 5.30pm.
How to get to Tetbury and where to stay see FAQ
To book: Simply select the course and add to the shopping cart.
Once a booking has been made and the course deposit paid, you will receive a ‘Booking confirmation, a student learning contract & agreement’ within 7 days, as confirmation. This includes information about payment of the balance of your fee, session times, lunch arrangements, location, travel information, places to stay, etc. See our Terms and Conditions which includes our cancellation and refunds policy.
If the course you want is sold out then please email us and ask to be placed on the Reserve List so you can be contacted in case of cancellations. Dates for 2021 will be ready in September 2020 so to be sure of receiving the course schedule sign up to our Early bird list.