Barrel Bag by Evancliffe Leathercraft.


Unique Hand Crafted Leather goods.

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 RailwaysRe-enactors and LARP enthusiasts.

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

Training :

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 Water Bottle or Learn about Wet Moulding & Stamping 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 run from Evancliffe Leathercraft‘s Weardale base which has stunning views overlooking Weardale in County Durham. Check out our Leathercraft Workshops Page for more information.

In addition to scheduled workshops, Evancliffe Leathercraft can deliver Bespoke 1-2-1 Workshops.

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.

Demonstrations & Hands-On Leathercraft:

Evancliffe Leathercraft are available to demonstrate Leatherwork as well as other traditional crafts like green Woodworking & Willow Weaving at events. We can run hands-on activities such as leather stamping and stitching or simply demonstrate leather techniques to visitors.  More information about what we offer can be found on our dedicated Hands-On Leathercraft Page.  Events where we are demonstrating or providing activities are listed on our Markets, Shows & Events Page.

Evancliffe Leathercraft – Markets:

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 Markets, Shows & Events Page page for more information. The list is constantly updated.

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 Leathercraftcourse at Northumberland College’s Hexham Centre.  Both Clive & Wendy successfully completed the course.

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