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Introduction to Leatherwork – Belt Making Course

Want to learn the basics of Hand Crafted Leatherwork?

Want to make your own hand stitched leather belt?


Hand Crafted leather Belt with Brass Buckle
Hand Crafted Leather Belt with Brass Buckle

Our one day course will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork through the making of your own hand stitched, hand dyed, leather belt.

A Hands On course during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and dye veg tan leather to make a hand stitched leather belt.  You will  then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle stitch.  The course will also show you how to burnish the edges of the belt and finish the leather.

The price of £60.00 per person includes tuition, use of the tools , the leather for the belt and a buckle.  We provide Tea & Coffee on the day, but you should bring your own lunch and any soft drinks / snacks you  require.

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

For information about this course and others we currently have scheduled please visit our Courses Page.


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Evancliffe Leathercraft – Craft Fairs 2014

After a busy time, this is it, the last craft fair before Christmas!

We have a busy time ahead exhibiting our leatherwork at  many local craft fairs in the run up to Christmas. So that you know where we will be, here is a list of events we are attending. Keep looking back as we will try to add new events as soon as we have confirmation.

Saturday 20th December 2014 – 10.00am – 3.00pm
LionMouth Rural Centre, Esh Winning, Durham. DH7 9QF

LionMouth Rural Centre Festive Open Day
LionMouth Rural Centre Festive Open Day

Evancliffe leatherwork (& Woodland Wendy) will be among the craft stall holders as Lionmouth Rural Centre celebrates the opening of the “Lions Den” with a day of celebration.

Lionmouth celebrates the festive season with art, craft, food and produce stalls plus a range of activities for young and old to participate in.  

LionMouth Rural Centre Website: LionMouth Rural Centre Website