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Training Workshop Ticketing Change Over

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Training Workshop Ticketing now hosted on our own website!

Links to our Leatherwork Training Workshops on Eventbrite are now out of date. All Training Workshops with remaining availability can be booked directly on our website at

Some workshops may remain visible on Eventbrite, but show up as sold out. Tickets may still be available by following the link above.

Keeping our Fees Low

We have taken the decision to add a payment / ticketing plug-in onto the events package we already use.  This is because our sales come either through our listings at or from our own website / Facebook or Twitter. This decision will reduce the commission we pay on each ticket hopefully allowing us to maintain our current workshop pricing during 2019.

Existing Bookings

If you have already booked one of our workshops either directly with us or via Eventbrite, your reminders etc. will most likely still come from Eventbrite as this is a phased change over.

Any Issues?

If you experience any issues booking a workshop through the new system please contact us by sending an email to

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Auckland Castle Craft Skills Festival

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…


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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.