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Currently all courses have had to be cancelled due to the current crisis. I have provisionally started to reschedule courses and we have a satchel making workshop pencilled in for reduced numbers for the weekend 9th &10th January 2021 - please do get in touch if you are interested in this or other courses.
Leather is so versatile - each animal hide has different properties and each tanning process effects how the leather can be manipulated. My personal passion is in making things to last - things that will outlive me and go on to tell their own unique story.
I love the experience of making things from scratch and put many an hour into my hand made items using traditional saddlery skills. This combined with my background in teaching, constantly reminds me that everyone learns differently and the classes will be small enough for people to be able to learn at their own pace, in their own way with on hand support, guidance and mentoring throughout.
I hope that all participants will leave with an item that they truly love and maybe that they too will develop a love for this timeless craft, with enough of the basic skills to carry on with new projects in the future...
All courses take place at the Black swan arts centre in Frome, a fantastic venue in the heart of the town, where my workshop is based.
All courses include refreshments and for full day/ weekend courses lunch is also included courtesy of the fabulous Black swan arts Cafe!
I was so amazed with what I could make with my own hands - I love my new braces! Liz is a great teacher - patient and helped us learn loads. Thank you! James, Frome