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Introduction to Leathercraft: Make Your Own Pouch

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

£45
leather pouch

In this day long workshop you will get to grips with traditional leathercraft skills to make a unique leather belt pouch to take away. Using techniques including stitching, engraving, painting and staining, you will be guided through the use of specialist leather-working tools.

As well as your own personalised leather pouch to take home you will pick up a bunch of new sills along the way. James has been practicing traditional leathercraft for over ten years now. He’ll be leading this creative and crafty workshop where you will get to grips with leathercraft skills to make a unique leather belt pouch to take away. Using techniques including stitching, engraving, painting and staining, you will be guided through the use of specialist leather-working tools.

This beginners practical course teaches students how to use skills which can be applied to making a wide range of leather goods using only hand techniques. Students are encouraged to develop their own individual styles and are helped to experiment and explore the creative potential of leather. The leather has been veg-tanned which means it has been treated with vegetable matter such as bark or plant fibres as opposed to chemicals.

“I love my leather pouch! Thanks so much for teaching me new skills. I really enjoyed the day and I’ll treasure what I’ve made.” Lesley – previous course participant

Students are welcome to bring their own simple pattern or design to engrave onto the pouch or a range of stencils will be available on the day to choose from. You will use high quality leather to produce their pouches. Our leather has been tanned the traditional way, using vegetables rather than modern chemical techniques

This course costs £45 per person, which includes all the materials you’ll need to craft your own unique leather pouch. The course is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over.

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“James was a great teacher, very patient.” Ellie

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About the Venue

Erddig lies right on the doorstep of Wrexham town, easily accessible off the A483.

We will be based inside Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre on the Erddig estate, which has it’s own parking area.

The Erddig estate is home to Grade I listed gardens. Tours are given daily to visitors or you can freely explore the impressive walled garden, now restored to its 18th-century formal design. With rare fruit trees and a National Collection of Ivies, Erddig’s garden is a very special place.

You can find out more about everything Erddig has to offer by visiting their website.

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About the Tutor

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James has been practising leathercraft for over 10 years now creating historical reproductions for the re-enactment scene as well as giving demonstrations and workshops at events of all sizes from Glastonbury Festival to the local village market.

He mainly uses traditionally tanned leather but also works with up-cycling unwanted leather items into weird and wonderful creations.

You can see more examples of James’ leather craft work and photos of previous leather craft courses at his Facebook page, Green Dragon Leathercraft RIGHT HERE

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A selection of James’ own work and workshops run at public events.

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Details

Date:
November 12
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£45
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Website:
http://www.woodlandclassoom.com

Organiser

Woodland Classroom
Phone:
07876 794098
Website:
www.woodlandclassroom.com

Venue

Erddig Hall & Gardens
Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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Phone:
01978 355314
Website:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig

Who's Attending

3 people are attending Introduction to Leathercraft: Make Your Own Pouch

  • Nick Kennard
  • Shaun Palmer
  • Shelley Gibbs

Tickets

5 available
1 Adult: Leathercraft. 11th Nov 17£45.00Admits 1 adult to Introduction to Leathercraft on Sat 11th Nov at Felin Puleston Outdoor centre, Erddig. 10am-4.30pm.