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Making Leather Belts and Bags

  • Low Weald East Sussex United Kingdom (map)

Making leather belts and bags

Cost - £60

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Join designer and craftsman Mark Gilbert for an introduction to making hard wearing leather belts and bags. A day workshop that will take you step by step through the practical and creative process of making useful objects out of leather.


We will begin at 10am in the yurt where we will begin with introductions and intentions for the day. After which participants will be able to see and feel examples of a range of leather working projects that can be used as inspiration and as reference throughout the day. Then participants will design and make a leather belt and then move onto the creation of a small leather bag. Mark’s aim is the create a relaxed and friendly environment in order to promote creativity, questions and discussion.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for any adult that has an interest in learning some basic techniques for joining leather while crafting in a small group. Through the course of the day Mark will guide and support participants to design and make a leather belt and a leather bag which they will take away with them at the end of the workshop.

Practical information

Although the yurt boasts a log burning stove please bring warm clothing and practical footwear. The leather making will occur on the wooden floor of the yurt, however if you prefer to sit while you craft then you are more than welcome to bring a portable camping type chair. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day but lunch will not be provided. Please bring a bottle for drinking water, snacks and something to share for lunch.

Free parking is available at the Hillside Drive car park in Horam. It is a pleasant twenty minute walk along the Cuckoo Trail from Horam to the site. The walk offers a perfect way to begin decompressing before you arrive. Please contact the workshop organiser (details below) if you have access needs which require you to park closer.

Phone: 07984 601756


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