Leather Work Masterclass in the Yorkshire Dales

Join us for a leather work masterclass led by one of the country’s leading leather workers.

Tony has been hand-stitching leather bags and tool sheaths since 2007 using traditional techniques and now produces a selection of hand-stitched leather goods; including bags, cases, wallets and pouches to name a few, using leather from UK hides which have been vegetable tanned in Britain.

During this one-day course Tony will start by guiding participants through a simple project, which will allow the students to learn the basics of leather work.

After which participants will divide into two groups. One group will focus on creating a belt and the other will create a simple notebook, both utilising and reinforcing the skills acquired in their earlier session.

Each belt will be finished with either a solid British brass or stainless-steel buckle and can be either riveted or hand-stitched.

Each bespoke notebook cover will be specifically created to fit a sketchbook, notebook of diary that each student has brought with them for the course.

During the course students will learn about different types of leather and the most common tools to use. They will learn how to cut, dye, edge and treat leather with oils and wax. Depending on the item they choose to make they will learn how to use a strap cutter, how to stitch and rivet, how to fit eyelets and how to make leather cord.

Course Schedule:
Tuition starts commences at 9.30am, there’s a splendid four-course lunch, followed by further tuition until 5.30pm.

Prices:
Your day includes a full day’s course tuition, lunch and all refreshments during the day for only £95
(Please note there will be a small additional charge to cover the cost of materials, depending on the nature of the course undertaken) This depends on the type of leather used for their chosen final project – £20 for a belt and £25 for a notebook.

Please note course places are limited to a maximum of 8, to book simply contact info@hippinghall.com or call 015242 71187

Accommodation:
If you would like to stay the night and fully enjoy Hipping’s evening ambience… prices start from just £179 per room per night based on two people sharing when staying on a bed and breakfast basis, if you would like to include dinner rates start from just £279 per room per night based on two people sharing.