Leather Workshops in The Yurt at Hardwick Park
Evancliffe Leathercraft have been invited by Hardwick Park to deliver Leather Workshops in their Mongolian Yurt.
The Hardwick Park Yurt, one of the largest in the region, can accommodate up to 60 people, however, numbers for the Leather Workshops we intend to host there will be much much smaller. In fact, our Leather Workshops will each be aimed at a maximum of 5 people.
With colourful bunting and a wood-burning stove the weatherproof Yurt provides an ideal place for craft and educational activities even on a cold day!
The First Leather Workshops in The Hardwick Park Yurt
The first One Day Evancliffe Leathercraft Leather Workshops in the Yurt at Hardwick Park will start on the 14th November 2015. Two workshops will run concurrently after sharing a joint introduction. Up to 10 people can take part, with up to 5 people making a Hand Stitched Leather Belt and another 5 people (max) making a Hand Bound Leather Journal.
Belt Making Workshop (Introduction to Leatherwork)
This one day Workshop 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 workshop during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and dye veg tan leather to make a belt. You will then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle stitch. The workshop will also show you how to burnish the edges of the belt and finish the leather.
Hand Bound Leather Journal Workshop
This hands-on workshop will teach you to make a hand bound leather journal from scratch. Starting with a large sheet of paper you’ll be guided through the process of turning it into the individual pages of the journal, binding them together and adding a leather cover as well as a page marker.
You will be given the opportunity to dye the veg tan leather to form the cover as well as adding decoration using embossing / stamping it if you wish.
The price includes tuition, use of tools and materials including the leather, buckles, paper etc. dependant on the options chosen. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch and any soft drinks / snacks you require, alternatively refreshments are available from the near by Hardwick Park Visitor’s Centre.
Information & Booking:
For more informationabout our Workshops in the Yurt at Hardwick Park please visit our website at: https://www.evancliffeleather.co.uk/training-workshops/
Hardwick Park Location:
The Yurt is at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland TS21 2DN <View on Map>
Hardwick Park on the Web: http://www.durham.gov.uk/hardwickpark