Leather restoration & repair techniques – 2019
*To book your place you must pay the deposit amount shown above. The remaining balance of £600 will be charged 8 week before the course starts*
This 5 day course is for those who want to learn how to restore and repair objects made from leather or covered in leather. These might include items of luggage, cases, bags, furniture, containers, sporting equipment & trunks.
- Historical background of tanning and the uses of leather
- Background and historical context of leathergoods
- The identification of different leathers
- Stitching – how to repair straps, corners, seams and decorative stitching etc
- Leather case & trunk corners – moulding and attaching
- Colouring – colour matching and ‘ageing’
- Cleaning, feeding and polishing – what to use and why.
- Paring – leather patches, straps, lap joints and bindings
- Changing locks and other metal fittings.
- Making new handles for bags & cases and how to attach them
- Sharpening and maintaining hand tools
Samples of different leathers and other materials will be provided for students to take away as well as course notes. A maximum of only 5 students allows for individual tuition and help.
Please note: This course concentrates on the acquisition of techniques and skills. Students will need to discuss with the course tutor Neil MacGregor before the course start date, any pieces they might want to bring with them to work on.
November 4th to 8th ( Monday to Friday)
Course Fee: £1150
This is the total amount payable for the course.
Book your place below:
MacGregor and Michael
37 Silver Street
Tel/Fax: (0044) 01666 502179