Barrel Bag by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Barrel Bag by Wendy Elsdon of Evancliffe Leathercraft

Evancliffe Leathercraft – Unique hand crafted leather goods by Clive & Wendy Elsdon.

Evancliffe Leathercraft have developed a wide range of unique hand crafted leather products.  These vary from contemporary modern items for special occasions and everyday use to items specifically for Re-enactors and LARP enthusiasts.

Evancliffe Leathercraft‘s diverse range of hand crafted leatherwork includes Belts, Bags, Purses, Leather Hand Bound Journals and much much more.  Many of the items have developed from a customer saying, “Can you…” and Evancliffe Leathercraft saying “Yes!”

Evancliffe Leathercraft – Training Workshops:

Evancliffe Leathercraft offer a wide range of Leatherwork Training Workshops to suite everyone. For example students can learn to make a Leather Belt, a Hand Bound Leather Journal, a Tool Cover or a Water Bottle amongst other things.  As a part of the learning process the student will often come away with an additional small leather item as well.

Evancliffe Leathercraft are constantly developing new workshops, so if what you want to make is not on the list, please contact them to discuss the possibilities.

Evancliffe Leathercraft‘s training workshops are usually based in and around County Durham in the North East of England. There are a number of regular venues including the recently opened POD Gallery in Bishop Auckland and the Yurt at Hardwick Park.  A venue near to the centre of Darlington is also expected to be included shortly.

Check out our Training Workshop Page for more information.

In addition to scheduled workshops, Evancliffe Leathercraft can deliver Bespoke 1-2-1 Workshops.  Locations for these can vary but many are run from Evancliffe Leathercraft‘s Weardale base which has stunning views overlooking Weardale in County Durham.

Wendy’s professional background in Teaching has ensured that Evancliffe Leathercraft’s workshops have been developed with learning in mind.  Each Workshops goals are achievable and they can be adapted to suite different learning styles.

Evancliffe Leathercraft – Demonstrations & Activities:

Evancliffe Leathercraft are also available to demonstrate Leatherwork as well as other traditional crafts like green Woodworking & Willow Weaving at events including running hands-on activities such as leather stamping and stitching.  More information about what we offer can be found on our dedicated Demonstrations & Activities Page.  Events where we are demonstrating or providing activities are listed on our Markets, Shows & Events page.

Evancliffe Leathercraft – Markets, Shows & Events:

We attend many shows, markets & Events throughout the year where you can not only buy our own hand crafted leatherwork but view many other hand crafted items on other stalls.  It is always worth keeping an eye on our dedicated Market, Shows & Events Page for more information. The list is constantly updated.

Evancliffe leathercraft – A Brief History:

Evancliffe Leathercraft was set up and is run by Clive & Wendy Elsdon.  They first developed an interest in leatherwork as an offshoot of Green Woodworking. The first leatherwork they undertook was the design and manufacture of leather tool guards and cases for many varied green woodworking tools, such as draw knives, spoke shaves, froes, carving knives etc. This lead to an interest in leatherwork in general and then enrolment on the first QCF Level 2 Creative Craft Leathercraft course at Northumberland College’s Hexham Centre.  Both successfully completed the course.



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