Introduction to Leatherworking

Level Beginners
What you'll make Credit card case
Skills you'll learn Double stitching, leather preparation and burnishing
Duration 1 evening, 7 - 9.30pm

A one-off evening course for absolute beginners. Ellen Galloway from egallowayleatherdesign will teach you how to create your very own personalised credit card case – a perfect gift for you or someone else. Over the course of one evening you will learn about the basic techniques of traditional saddlery, including leather preparation. You’ll have the chance to try double stitching, hand-burnishing and embossing in a relaxed and supportive environment. This course is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in leather-working or those just curious to try something different.

All materials and tools are provided – strictly no experience necessary. We also supply you with an information pack with details of specialist suppliers and further courses for those who want to take their skills further.

Before becoming a leatherworker, Ellen trained in fashion design and worked in costume in west end musical theatre for many years. She now uses traditional saddlery techniques and materials to produce a range of high quality leather products in her workshop, based here in Walthamstow.

We are ensuring limited numbers of people on site at all times and carrying out social distancing measures with additional cleaning in place. All of our teachers will receive training in our new rules and we will be making all attendees aware of how to safely take part at the workshop. We will not be providing refreshments so please bring your own soft drinks and/or snacks. If you have your own face covering please bring this with you. We will have some disposable masks should you need one. If you don’t feel well or need to self-isolate, please don’t come to the workshop but let us know as soon as possible and we can discuss options with you.

Please note that refunds and/or changes to ticket are available up to 7 days before course start date.