2 day course – 2014

Paring leather
On this course students learn how to make  ‘cut edged’ and ‘turned-edged’ small leathergoods ( folding note-cases/wallets, phone cases, purses etc ) using vegetable tanned leathers.The course syllabus aims to cover:

  • accurate pattern-making, the first step to a successful project
  • hand paring using both a paring knife and a bench mounted paring machine
  • construction options which include cut and turned edges
  • linings – thin leathers and fabric
  • how to hand stitch fine leathers such as calf, goat and pig skins.

Students can expect to make at least 2 finished pieces.

A set of tools are provided for students to use and some can be bought at the end of the course. A list of suppliers is provided for each student to take away.

Materials are not included in the course fee.

Dates 2013 Full Fee Deposit
November 1 -2  £390  £150