Leather Stamping at Barnard Castle Library – Wednesday 13th December 2017


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Barnard Castle Library

Barnard Castle Library

Leather Stamping at Barnard Castle Library

Wednesday 13th December 2017 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Witham Building, 2 Hall St, Barnard Castle DL12 8JB

Evancliffe Leathercraft will be providing hands on Leatherwork activities at Barnard Castle Library on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

Hands On Leatherwork!

Have a go at creating their own unique leatherwork item. 

You will be able to choose what you want to decorate  from a number of leather items including:

  • Bookmarks
  • Key Rings
  • Festive Shapes

 (Hands On subject to availability.)

Teesside Caravans’ Christmas Celebration – Saturday 16th December 2017


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Teesside Caravans’ Christmas Celebration

Saturday 16TH December 10.00am – 3.30pm
This is Evancliffe Leathercraft‘s final Christmas Fair of 2017!
Teesside Caravns Christmas Celebration

Teesside Caravns Christmas Celebration

IT’S BACK… The biggest and best indoor Farmers Market and Gift Event in the North East!

Teesside Caravans present a cornucopia of the finest foods, crafts and gifts the region has to offer. If it is something different you are after then visit the event to browse a wide selection of handmade gifts, cosmetics, soaps, luxury cards and more.

Foodies will not be disappointed with the superb selection of cheese, meat, yummy cakes and sweets on offer at this event.
These events are designed to showcase local talent and create a unique shopping experience.

There will be a Santa’s Grotto to visit too!

There is ample free parking, free entrance and free Santas Grotto. The fair is open from 10.00am until 3.30pm in the warmth of indoors.

The Christmas Event is in aid of local charities. Teesside Caravans will be holding a raffle on the day with proceeds going directly to the charity.

Click here for a Map.

Check out the Facebook Event page: Teesside Caravan’s Christmas Fair Event page

Christmas Bazaar – Preston Park Museum & Grounds


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Leatherwork at Preston Park Museum

Leatherwork Experiences & Demonstration at Preston Park Museum’s Christmas Bazaar

Preston park Museum & Grounds Christmas bazaar 2017

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2017 – 10.00am – 4:00pm (Times subject to confirmation.)

Preston Park Museum and Grounds Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, TS18 3RH

Leatherwork Demonstration & Activities

For the third Christmas running  Evancliffe Leathercraft will be providing hands on Leatherwork activities at Preston Park’s Christmas Bazaar event on Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd December 2017.

Hands On Leatherwork!

Adults and Children alike can have a go at creating their own unique leatherwork item. (There may be a small charge per item.)

You will be able to choose what you want to decorate  from a number of leather items including:

  • Bookmarks
  • Key Rings
  • Festive Shapes

(Hands On subject to availability.)


New Stamping, Embossing & Wet-Moulding Workshop start date brought forward!


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Evancliffe leathercraft Stamping, Embossing & Wet-Moulding Leather

Stamping, Embossing & Wet-Moulding Leather

Stamping, Embossing & Wet-Moulding Workshop Launch!

Evancliffe Leathercraft are launching our brand new Stamping, Embossing & Wet-Moulding Leather Workshop months ahead of our original plans!

Due to a number of enquiries about running this workshop earlier than our planned May 2018 start date we’ve added a much earlier start date this year!

Book Soon!

But… You’ll need to be quick to book!  We’ve decided to run it in place of an outside event that was cancelled, so from advertising the new date to it being here is not very long!

We originally planned launching this half day workshop in March next year (2018) and indeed, that was already advertised. However we’ve decided to give anyone wanting to do this an earlier opportunity, but it’s only this weekend.

1:30pm on Saturday 14th october 2017

The new workshop will run on Saturday 14th October starting at 1:30pm.

What You’ll Learn!

This half day course will introduce you to the principles of Stamping, Embossing, Wet-Moulding and Dying Leather through the making of your own hand dyed leather Keyring, Bookmark (or Hair Barrette) and Wet-Moulded Leather Bowl.

Hands On course during which you will learn how to stamp, emboss, wet-mould & dye veg tan leather to make three separate items.

The price includes tuition, materials & use of the tools.

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be provided.

Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.) please bring a suitable apron.

For more information email: welcome@evancliffeleather.co.uk


To book this workshop visit our Eventbrite Page or our Training Workshops page on our website.

Local Attractions & Accommodation:

Many of our students travel some distance to take part in our workshops and may need to find accommodation for one or two nights locally. Many also remark on how beautiful Weardale is, something that you will see first-hand if you take part in one of our workshops overlooking Weardale.

Evancliffe Leathercraft are members of the Weardale Visitor Network, a partnership of businesses who have a passion and commitment for developing the tourism trade and visitor experience within Weardale.

To find out more about Weardale and to access local accommodation please visit the WVN website at http://www.discoverweardale.com/home

Shotgun Cartridge Holder for Clay Pigeon Shooting

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Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Shotgun Cartridge Holder

A belt pouch designed to hold 25 12 Bore Shot Gun Cartridges inside their original box plus 4 additional cartridges in loops on the side.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

We think this hand crafted product is ideal for any Clay Pigeon Shooting Enthusiast!

Quality Veg Tan Leather

The main pouch is made from a single piece quality veg tan leather, hand dyed and hand stitched. The cartridge loops are made from the same piece of leather and hand stitched onto the side of the pouch.

The example in the photograph is dyed “Saddle Tan” using an oil dye from a leading manufacturer. Other colours are available such as Mahogany, Chocolate Brown, Walnut, British Tan and many others in either Oil Dye or Spirit Dye.

Hand Crafted to Order

Our Shotgun Cartridge Holders are hand crafted to order so customisation can be added.

Prices start at £40.00. (Gun and Cartridges are NOT included.)


We can adapt this design to hold various sizes so may suite other items that you would like to carry on your belt.

Please contact us to discuss requirements and/or purchase one of our hand crafted leather cartridge holders.

Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Shotgun Cartridge Holder by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Evancliffe Leathercraft join “The Makers” at the Heritage Craft Association

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Evencliffe Leathercraft join "The Makers" at the Heritage Crafts Association

Evencliffe Leathercraft join “The Makers” at the Heritage Crafts Association

Evancliffe Leathercraft have become Organisation / Business Members of the Heritage Crafts Association and have been listed on “The Makers” craft directory.

Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is a membership organisation who’s members include craft organisations and groups, such as charities supporting crafts, groups of makers from a region and groups interested in a particular craft. The HCA receive no government funding.

The Makers

The Makers is a showcase for Heritage Crafts Association members who are practising craftspeople.

It is also a place to search for open workshops to visit, to find craftspeople to demonstrate at fêtes and fairs and to find craftspeople who teach their craft and share their expert knowledge.

The Heritage Crafts Association is registered with the Charity Commission as charity number 1159208

View Our Listing

Evancliffe Leathercraft Listing at “The Makers”.

Auckland Castle Craft Skills Festival

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Auckland Castle Crafts Skill Festival 2017

Auckland Castle Crafts Skill Festival 2017

Auckland Castle Craft Skills Festival

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Free Entry

Suitable for the whole family.

Heritage Crafts

See blacksmithing and stained glass demonstrations, talk to the experts and try your hand at a range of heritage building and traditional crafts including leatherwork, weaving, pottery, stone carving and much more.

Food & Activities

There will  be food and craft stalls and children’s activities all weekend.


Take the opportunity to peek inside the Castle in their Behind the Scene’s Tours running at 10.30 and 1pm  or their St Peter’s Chapel Tours running from 10am-4pm all weekend. For this weekend only the Chapel will look even more stunning than usual as it is filled with beautiful floral arrangements to celebrate a Week in Flowers.

More Information…


Wolsingham Gift & Craft Fair

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Wolsingham Gift & Craft Fair

9th September 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

Wolsingham Town Hall, market Place, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. DL13 3AB

The second Wolsingham Craft and Gift Fair will take place in Wolsingham Town Hall on 9th September between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

The first Gift & Craft Fair was a huge success and well supported by the local community.

More information: Wolsingham Gift & Craft Fair Facebook Event Listing

DAFFODIL PARK – Billingham – 3rd September 2017

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Daffodil Park Low Grange Billingham

Daffodil Park Community Event – 3rd September 2017 – Low Grange, Billingham

Sunday 3 September 2017
2.00-4.00pm. –  Guided walk at 2.30pm

Join Tees Archaeology for an afternoon of exploration and fun on Sunday 3 September 2017, from 2.00-4.00pm, at Daffodil Park, Billingham.

Medieval History

Daffodil Park, in Low Grange, Billingham, is the site of a medieval manor house which belonged to the Prior of Durham.

The land, now a public park, was given to the Priory shortly after the Norman Conquest. It became a farming centre and between 1258 and 1273, Prior Hugh de Darlington built a grand manor house on the site which even boasted a clock, a very rare feature in the 14th century!

World War Two Mystery & Demolition in the ’60’s

All the buildings were demolished in the 1960’s however archaeology can still reveal evidence of the area’s past, including some mysterious structures and air raid damage from World War 2.

Guided Walk

Discover the secrets of the parkland on a guided walk with archaeologist, Robin Daniels, from 2.30pm.

Hands On Archeology , Crafts & Story Telling

Become an archaeologist, sorting finds and deciphering runes.

Make your own ‘medieval’ pot and piece of decorative leatherwork with our visiting craftspeople including Evancliffe leathercraft.

Listen to stories from times gone by with our story-teller and practice writing like the monks!

Friend’s Group & The Future

Find out about the dramatic past of Daffodil Park at our community event. You can also support the potential development of a Friends’ Group, to plan for the future of this fascinating site.


Click on this link for directions to the event: Directions

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